Haze on top of wood end table, anyway to remove it

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Haze on top of wood end table, anyway to remove it

Hi all. So awhile back my cat knocked over a soda on my end table which had a mousepad like mat on it. Suffice to say it sat there for a couple hours and left a whitish haze across the top. Was wondering what I could maybe try to fix it. I had tried a light thing of paint thinner but no luck. I believe its a veneer top (just something from City Furniture) so prob cant really sand it. Any help is appreciated. Thx
 
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Thanks, i guess my concern is that it mentions it may be an issue for veneer, which I assume mine is.


Here is a pic of the issue btw

 
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Keep the heat very low and don't hold the iron there for a long time. Veneer can probably survive short bursts in small areas. Stop if it begins to lift or if the glue is getting soft.
 
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I tried this by wrapping a white cloth shirt around the iron head and then running on the top of the wood slowly. I even would let it sit for a few seconds in a spot but not sure I'm seeing any sort of change. Any other ideas? Or should I turn up the heat or increase the time in one area?
 
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This says it all...
https://www.finishing.com/102/75.shtml

The trick might be not moving the cloth.
 
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I think it is working. I guess I need to spend longer on each spot. Here is over the course of 30 min. Def some improvement. Its also a large area which Im sure is adding to the amount of work. Thanks for the help!


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Good to hear that it is working. Maybe when done you should apply a light coat of furniture oil with a matching tint. I think a plain wax coating would highlight any differences that might remain.
 
 

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