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steel wool

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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steel woolˌsteel ˈwool noun [uncountable]  DTa rough material made of fine steel threads, that is used to make surfaces smooth, remove paint etcwire wool
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steel woolAfter the second with grade 0000 steel wool 8 Any finish can then be applied.Applied with fine steel wool, the wax can darken faded wood and provide a resistant finish.For a natural worn look, lightly rub down the varnish when hard with fine steel wool.Then sand lightly with fine steel wool, and dust off thoroughly, finishing with a tacky rag.It can be wrapped around various parts of the body, with the steel wool side inwards.
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