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Forum topic by Brad posted 11-08-2011 11:50 AM 745 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brad

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11-08-2011 11:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question mahogany finishing

I went a little heavy with some wax on a new book shelf. I was wondering if anyone out there has a good way to take some of the excess wax off so i can get a nice even polish.

Brad

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#1 posted 11-08-2011 12:05 PM

I’d probably go card scraper. What kind of finish is under the wax?

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#2 posted 11-08-2011 12:20 PM

It’s polycrylic underneath.

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#3 posted 11-08-2011 03:34 PM

Mineral spirits?

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#4 posted 11-08-2011 03:53 PM

Mineral spirits removes wax -

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#5 posted 11-08-2011 04:52 PM

Although I haven’t tried it, Behlen makes a product to remove wax and clean wood, Behlen De-Waxer #741. It contains xylene though, so wear gloves and make sure you’ve got good air circulation if you decide to use it.

Behlen #741 (It’s the top item of the list)
Instructions for using it

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#6 posted 11-09-2011 12:56 AM

What kind of wax? Did ya let it dry completely?
I wipe on, let it haze, then buff like crazy. Is the poly fully cured? If not, let it cure for a coulpe of days before you strip with spirits.
Bill

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