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Varnish Stripper

It shouldn’t, but if I were to do mine again, I would invest in the heat gun and scraping method. That way you have somewhat less mess and are not having to do as much chemical disposal.
I think I saw a heat gun for around $25ish at my local Home Depot.
 
Here’s a demonstration video:

The same guy also has some good vids demonstrating varnishing technique that I found helpful.
 

Sailflow

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Why are you stripping the varnish?When I wantt to new coat sand with 220 and put a new coat on.
Make sure you have ventilation.
 
Why are you stripping the varnish?When I wantt to new coat sand with 220 and put a new coat on.
Make sure you have ventilation.
It can depend on how damaged the existing varnish is and/or if you need to do other repairs. When I did mine it was because there were dings going all the way into the wood that I wanted to repair.
Although you are right that if it is just minor wear that it is much easier to do the maintenance new coating.
 
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