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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:32 am 
Hello new to the forum and model ship building. I’m working on my first ever plank on frame model (the 18th century longboat from model ship ways). Planking went ok but i’m gett ready to stain the hull and along the false keel, there is some black staining from some office clips i used to hold the pieces while gluing. I’ve tried sanding it off, but it’s saturated into the wood. Any suggestions on how to remove the stain? can I use bleach? Thank you for any assistance! :smallsmile:

P.S. I can’t figure out how to upload images yet


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 4:32 pm 
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I don't know of any way to fix that I am afraid. On the other hand, ship's boats were very often painted - so you could just paint the hull and be done with it.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 6:35 pm 
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supposedly you use wet wood ash from a fire to get the stain out. I've never used it yet so do a search on the net for that.


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When I have been restoring 1 to 1 scale (!) classic varnished wooden racing sailboats

wood staining ( rust or plain blackness ) was removed using Oxalic acid

( Rhubarb origin (!)

for your model you will need a minute amount

Before you do anything more

have a look here first


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTHiqtdZMMI

then google a supply of oxalic acid local to your location

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