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smokey847 07-02-2012 02:40 PM

How can I repair scratches in cherry wood?
Bought this iPod dock (which I believe is cherry) with a few scratches all over. What is the best way to repair these? Thanks.

DangerMouse 07-02-2012 03:58 PM

Carefully remove everything that is not wood then strip, refinish and reassemble.


Brushjockey 07-02-2012 05:38 PM

What Dm said- or if your not too fussy this will make them go away pretty much with a little finesse
Just get the right colors..

user1007 07-02-2012 05:59 PM

You might try tinted wood putties or tintable wood restoration epoxy products. Abatron would be the company with products I would trust in the latter cases.

Melting crayons of the right color to fill the scratches and then applying and buffing out a paste, restoration, or bowling alley wax as a new surface finish might work. You will have trouble getting poly, varnish or whatever to stick to wax though. You will gum up sandpaper trying to sand it.

There are some special scratch repair products out there but most seem gimmicky to me. This doesn't mean the would not work. I just have no experience with them.

Stripping and refinishing is probably your best bet though if you want the best shot at doing this right. If it has lots of scratches you should decide, as suggested, how much you want to put into this. You could just fill, sand prime and paint with rattle cans if it is not wort trying to match the wood. It is kind of a nice looking piece though.

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