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Chris, it sounds as though I am on the right track. It has been around 5 days or so for the CPES to cure. I may wait until the weekend before cleaning and sanding.
As far as the teak refinishing, I understand the drawbacks. Keep in mind, I don't have a Commander or Chris Craft with a lot of teak. I am dealing with approximately 16 trim pieces right now. I will have another 6-8 on the swim platform, 8-10 on the pulpit, and the bridge ladder/platform ladder steps. No toe rails, or large areas of teak, sadly.
The cabin teak I have removed and sanded down to fresh wood. I am applying the Epifanes, thinned on the first coat, and "out of the can" for the rest. So far it has 4 good coats, followed by a 220 grit sanding and another coat down. Those I am hoping to get a mirror finish on as well.
Thanks again for the help! I love the woodwork on these older Commanders.