Black Marks from computer monitor


I recently put a computer monitor on top of an oak desk for about a week and when I removed it there are black marks where the rubber feet were. I can't tell if the marks are just in the finish or have worked their ay into the wood. I tried lightly rubbing the spots with mineral spirits and then denatured alcohol and neither had any effect at all. Any tips on what else I can try before I sand and refinish the top?
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snipped-for-privacy@ptd.net wrote:

A pencil eraser. If the finish is glossy, the eraser may dull it.
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Thanks for the tip, but the eraser didn't even touch it. Any other thoughts?
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VMP naptha would be the next step after mineral spirits and denatured alcohol. You could also try a product like Goof-Off, but I believe a major component is naptha.
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I have seen and done the same thing. The desk manufacturer told me that the rubber used on the feet degasses something like formaldehyde until it is a few months, maybe a year old.
Checking with others in the office furniture biz, I found the same thing.
Basically, they told me I was screwed as nothing they could do or recommend that would take out the feet marks since it was now "in" the finish. BTW, mine was a small printer.
Robert
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If that is the case,(it is in the finish), you have nothing to lose by trying a Mr Clean magic eraser, WD40, or Mayonaise.
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