The ROG Battle Station
To prep the desk I removed all of the desk hardware then used Simple Green Surface Prep to wash the entire desk down several times until I was sure all wax and dirt were removed. Using the paint thinner I also wiped down the entire desk to remove any remaining residue.
Meticulously went through all of the divots and dents in the desk and filled them with standard wood filler and small plastic scrapper. Then using the 600 grain sanding blocks sanded the entire desk from top to bottom until I had a perfectly smooth surface. One last cleaning with the paint thinner and I then left the desk to dry overnight.