Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
The only thing I can think of to remove that scratch is a wet rag and a clothes iron. Even at that, it probably wont work. Just learn to live with it. It's not that bad.
If you want to put on a hard finish, you will probably have to have it commercially stripped. Any kind of oil or wax finish will be very difficult to remove. If not entirely removed, it will fish-eye. Fish eye happens when a hard finish is being applied and mix with any oils. The results are spots of tiny swirls of rainbow colors that look like a fish's eye. Depending on how deeply imbedded the wax is.
Really pretty top. If you try to sand it out, more than likely, you will push the wax further into the wood and make it even more difficult to remove.
If stripped, and you used a pre-cat lacquer finish, there are chemicals (fish eye remover) that can be added to the lacquer to eliminate the fish eye. But lacquer must be sprayed.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx
Last edited by Tony B; 09-10-2019 at 07:05 AM.