cleaning old pieces

From: mpm41761@aol.com
Date: 20 Jun 1999
Time: 01:02:34
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I buy old furniture and restore them. I like to save the finsh, however this is sometimes impossible. Q - what is the best way to clean old finishes such as shellac or lacquer? I used hot water and dish detergent but it turned the peices white! Any suggestions