Cleaning Stain from a Textured Metal (bronze) coffee table

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Old 09-30-19, 07:58 AM
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Cleaning Stain from a Textured Metal (bronze) coffee table

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I have a white stain (don't know what is it, it could be nail polish or similar) on this coffee table (see pic below). I a afraid that trying to clean it would damage the surface of the table and it could get worst. I tried to get info on the table and all I know is that is a West Elm textured metal (bronze) made in India. the underside of the table does not have the fancy pattern and it does not look like that color on top (patina, finish, etc).
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PD: link to the west elm product with more info and pics:
https://www.westelm.com/products/tex...e-table-h2950/
 
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Since the underside is the same try your cleaning method there to see if it damages the surface.
Try rubbing it in and also leave some on it in a small rag.
If the finish gets damaged/discolored then do not use it.
Also once you test area should be dry check it if it is sticky then also do not use that solvent.

Start with soap and water.
Then I would try isopropyl alcohol
Then try varsol /paint thinner
Then try nail polish remover
Then try acetone though I believe this is the solvent in nail polish remover at least in old style remover.
 
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Old 09-30-19, 08:14 AM
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If it's nail polish then your going to need a solvent to remove and that is likely to remove, or damage, the table top.

I'd start with some water and a tooth brush just to confirm it's not something water soluble, then move up to alcohol.

Above that wax and grease remover is least aggressive but enamel reducer and paint thinners are the most aggressive!
 
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Thanks for your quick reply, the underside does not look the same as the top at all, its the same material but not the same finish so it would not work.
 
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thanks for your quick reply, that is exactly what I want to know before trying heavier stuff, If the top would be damaged. I would try your suggestions.
 
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