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Old 12-24-2019, 08:32 AM   #1
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Wood Finish used in 98 Marquis DP

Good Morning and Merry Christmas! Im looking at a used beaver marquis coach that has either mahogany or cherry woodwork. It has hazed over and looks very milky but is otherwise blemish free. Does any know what type of finish the factory used so if I purchase this unit I can attempt to refinish. Someone suggested painting it but with woodwork this pretty it would be a crime , to me at least.
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NO WAY would I paint!!! Probably Lacquer as excessive moisture will turn it milky. Lowering the humidity inside may clear it up. If that doesn’t do it then you can lightly spray with Lacquer thinner to soften the finish...helping to let the moisture out. Will harden back up for a clear finish.
Since you are in Fl...sounds like the rig was stored there. I would take the cabinet doors (maybe just one to start) outside on a cold day (low humidity) and lightly spray it with thinner IF running the ACs and a dehumidifier does not clear them up in place FIRST.
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Old 12-24-2019, 11:39 AM   #3
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On my coach which is finished in Cherrywood and Laquer ......I ran across what it was finished in totally by accident. It was marked on the inside of the trim surround for the TV in a bedroom and seen it when I removed the trim piece to install a smart tv.

Dont know if all coaches are all identified in this way ..... just saying


a quick Google of "Milky wood finish" has a lot of information on the subject.


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My 2008 is Cherry with lacquer finish. 2 of my drawer fronts got milky this spring. Sanded and sprayed with new lacquer and they look like new!
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Called blushing you may get by with one of the techniques discussed here .
https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-...ure-finish.htm
I have used denatured alcohol to restore antique furniture and wood work. Laquer may may need thinner should attempt any finishing or repair / restore in low humidity .
There are commercial restore products out there as well. I would also make sure they didn't some heavy wax coating that soaked up moisture.
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