Wood Finish Problem

Hi
I have a wood nightstand that is stained a cherry wood color. The other day I spilled nail polish remover on it, I guess that is the same thing as acetone. Anyway it messed up the wood so I put Old Eglish for dark woods on it but it still did not look good. So I sanded down the part with the spill and put Old English on it again. It looks good however at certain angles you can see light shining off the sanding marks and it looks terrible. What do I need to do to fix this?
Thank You
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Finer sandpaper: but what finish coat did you apply after the stain?
-- Don Phillipson Carlsbad Springs (Ottawa, Canada)
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Try dewaxed shellac for topcoat. It could be recoated with anything else as long as it's dewaxed. Consider trying lacquer thinner on a spot that's hidden to see if it softens the finish and if it does use lacquer instead of shellac.
On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 19:50:31 -0500, "Don Phillipson"

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You need to carefully use finer and finer grits of sandpaper until you work your way up to something so fine that the scratch pattern can not be seen or where you can use a rubbing compound. I would be more concerned with what happens once the oil from the polish dissipates. You may get a very different look.
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