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#1 posted 06-11-2010 05:55 PM

I’d start with 1000 … if that proves to be too fine (you can tell because it will leave abrasion patterns that are finer than what was left by the factory) you could always back up to 800 or 600.

I hate to burst your hopes, but I am reasonably sure that the paint thinner isn’t going to have any effect. If you have been scouring with the abrasive sponge and there has been no change, then there is nothing residue-wise to remove. I think the metal has actually been altered (even after looking at your photos). If that is the case, then there are two options.
1) Remove an entire “layer” of metal off the top of the table so that everything looks the same. ...means using the wetdry sandpaper on the block (use either water or wd40 as the “wet”)
2) Use more rust remover in hopes that the entire surface will take on the same appearance.

I hope I am wrong.

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