The PO did a rather hasty Bristol application on the teak handrail, probably to prep for sale. The coating peeled and separated from the wood in our first season. We are removing the rails to refinish over the winter, and then we will re-bed them. (We’ll possibly use Cetol since that has worked welll for us on the stern rail—there is much here and on Practical Sailor about what products to use, etc., but that is not the advice I’m seeking.) The question I have is related to the teak plugs that go in after the SS screws have anchored the rails back in place. If we apply the varnish at home, What’s the best way to set the new plugs and treat them to match? Or should we remove the old finish at home, but save the new finish application for after the rails and plugs are reinstalled? Thanks for any guidance.