strip it and if the dings are still present then use a steamer or an iron with the steamer setting to steam out the dings. it works well.
then go and redo all the work you had to strip off. it happens to everyone. i dropped a AAA clario walnut stock I was finishing for a custom 98 build and put a big dent in it, luckily the steamer raised it and I just had to refinish it and not ditch a $400 stock.
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