Wax removal on a refinished table
Been a while since I've done much woodworking - life got in the way.
OK, first of all, my error then compounded by another. I stripped and refinished a small drop leaf antique table. While the color turned out perfect, I grabbed a can of satin poly (Minwax) for the top coats. Dull appearing. I then waxed it using Minwax wood wax and it looked OK - kinda. Jump ahead 3-4 years and that table now has all the shine of a piece of sandpaper.
I want to remove that wax, scuff the existing top poly with Scotch-Brite or 3 or 4 ought steel wool and then recoat it with either gloss or semi-gloss poly, again, using Minwax to stay with the same product line. I've looked at various suggested internet methods of removing that wax and really don't have a good feel as they range from restripping which will not happen to using naphtha, lacquer thinner, ammonia, vinegar, automotive body shop wax and grease remover and mineral spirits to name a few. I'm of the opinion that mineral spirits (or turpentine) and lots of clean rags are the way to go.
Now, the question is, What are your opinions or methods? HELP!!!!!!!
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