I've used minerial spirits frequently before dying a project to find scratches and glue spots to be fixed, just as you have. I find it helps in my turnings to reveal problems in sanding.
My only advise is to wait until you're sure the ms has dried and evaporated completly. I have never had a problem with staining or dying after that. I've used both dna and water based dyies.
Good Luck, Mike
Last edited by Mike Jory; 07-24-2007 at 05:36 PM.
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