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I just usually run hot water over the wood. Then again I am refinishing it when I do it.
 

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seems i read somewhere you use a wet rag and a hot iron..????
 

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A wallpaper steamer works pretty good too. Another thing its good for, steam cleaning cosmoline out of a parts kit. :grin:

The old lady had her reasons for getting one. Thats another story.
 

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There are some people who have become 'experts' on this...I have only used it for one dinged up stock, but this is what I did and got pretty good results.

Sand or strip the wood down to remove all traces of finish/varnish/etc. Steaming will not work if there is any finish on the wood. Clean as much grease and oil as possible from the wood...even to the point of washing it real good with de-greaser. Let the wood dry of all cleaner, solvents, etc. Place a damp cloth over the ding and apply the hot iron against the cloth over the ding, pressing it hard till the cloth dries. Check out the ding, re-wet the cloth, and repeat until you get the results you desire.
 

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Sounds right, except i recommend instead of steaming till cloth is dry, only hold iron on wet towel about 10 seconds at a time! The wood can scorch very easy and look worse than before!
 
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