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Cleaning a camphor wood chest

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I'm trying to clean an intricate carved camphor wood chest that is covered with years of dust and grime. Any ideas?
 

Aragorn

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Welcome to the forum Mork!

Can't really help with your question - pressure washer is the only thing that comes to mind :whistle: :wink:
 

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It is very hard to beat household ammonia as a cleaner. I still rate it better than anything for cleaning old wooden tools which have grime and wax and proably oil embedded in them.

I would start with something like a toothbrush and a bit of webrax, a cupfull of ammoina and patience. Don't get the wood too wet and have a plentiful supply of cloth and/or loo paper/kleenex to dry it off periodically.
 

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Welcome to the forum, Mork,

I dunno Chris, ammonia seems a bit extreme. :-k Mind you, I've never tried it... :oops: Whatever you do, Mork, try it somewhere inconspicuous first...

Cheers, Alf
 
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Thanks for the ideas guys, I will proceed gingerly and to some tests first! :wink: and thanks again for the welcome :lol:
 

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