i HAD ALREADY HAD IT STRIPPED AND SANDED TO BABY BUtt smoothness. I guess it really just raises the grain. I may try fine scotch pad or something to tone it down. Back in the day of house painting when we poly coated and stained alot of interior trim on new houses,dust would get into the clear. I used to take a grocery paper sack and rub it over the surface. It would not hurt the poly and would rub out the grit.