jaykay wrote:Ixnay on the WD-40.... though it did leave a nice shine. I'm a little hesitant to attempt the iron trick that Leelee suggested. I think we're headed towards a refinishing project when, and if, we decide to do something. But thanks for all of your suggestions!
Well, if you commit to refinishing the whole, then you could try another approach, since you're to refinish, anyway.
You say the affected area is now bumpy. Gently and carefully, with a small sharp "tool" or the sharp edge of a credit card, try scraping off a bump or two, see if the material will come off from being stuck onto the finish, without affecting the finish. The bumps just might be stuck to the finish, yet not bonded to it. I'm thinking the stuff may have just dried onto the surface, not penetrated into it. Carefully scraping it off might not leave a blemish.