Thisteak strip (one each side) runs along the side of my FG boat doesn't look anything like this picture anymore. The varnish is weathered, cracked and just gone in some spots, especially along the top edge. I'd really like to restore them to this condition, but they cannot be removed from the boat. So, how can I completely strip them so that I can start over without scratching or otherwise damaging the 'glass adjacent to them?
Someone recommended a heat gun, but I'm not familiar with this technique and I'm afraid to damage the fiberglass.
The teak handrails were relatively easy since I was able to remove them and do them at home, but again, these strips can't be removed. They're 2" x 1/2" and taper to 1/2" x 1/2" along the trunk cabin.
I swear if I can get them to look like this again, I'll take care of them every year - really!