I tried that but there are still dark spots. Should I maybe let it soak for a while? It's not a big deal, but the saw is brand new and it bugs me. :-)
Kinda late, but I think I may have an answer. I had exactly the same problem and also with a brand new Ridgid (3650). I had to coffee mug rings and a couple nondescript blotches from some chemical reaction of a latex glove soaked wet from mineral spirit and placed on the table top for 30 minutes. It looked bad so I started looking for suggestions around the net.
This is what I did:
- stripped all surface coatings (wax and or oil) with mineral spirit.
- wiped the table top clean and dry and let it dry some more (about 30 minutes)
- found dish washing scrubbing pads in the kitchen, not metal but that synthetic stuff that you soak with water and detergent to wash dishes. The kind I found felt pretty rough.
With the table top dry I started scrubbing in long moves front to back and back to front, not in circular or random motions. Each scrubing moting covered approximately the width of the pad, and then I moved a couple inches over to the yet unscubed area. The direction of scrubbing is key. The thing is that Ridgid table tops are not finished with swirls but rather in a straight directional fashion.
When you scrub the surface along the tiny ridges of the table top then a much larger area of the scrubbing particles of the scrubing pad actually get into the ridges. That's where the discoloration is hard to get at if you scrub across the ridge. If you do (scrub randomly or left to right and back) one or both may happen - scrubbing will be ineffective, or you will make the table top actually look worse because there will be a new direction to the tops pattern.
The whole process is manual, no power tools. Scrubbing took about 15 minutes, as I did the whole surface to make sure that it looks uniform. After the process I vacuumed the surface thoroughly, as there was a small quantity of very fine black metal dust, and then I wiped the whole thing with mineral spirit.
The table top looks like brand new. I'm tempted to say it actually looks better. I'll go and get some Johnson wax now.
Hope this helps.