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Re: marred finish

Posted By: James Schooley (0-2pool241-169.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 12/20/3 20:29

In Response To: marred finish (anthony)

It may be that the auction house has applied a dark scratch cover, a dark wax is a bit more trouble to apply and is a little harder to wipe off. Clean it with Naptha and 0000 steel wool, if the light area starts to fade then I think it may be water damage related. An Arts and Crafts item would most likely have been finished with shellac. A quick wipe with denatured alcohol will often clear up the haze. Let dry for eight hours, after the haze has cleared up, extra wipes can be applied about one hour apart if needed. Buff with 0000 steel wool and apply a paste wax. These water marks are sometimes the result of a damp moving pad, but moisture can occur from many sources, not all look like rings or puddles.

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