Removing Amtico vinyl from wood?

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Old 10-08-09, 06:08 AM
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Removing Amtico vinyl from wood?

I just bought a house last week. All the cabinets in the house have wood shelves in them, with what appeared to be Amtico vinyl tiling glued down. You know that cheesy off white with gold sparkle stuff from god knows when? We peeled all of it up but it left a whole bunch of patches from the bottom of the tiling stuck to the wood. We tried to just scrape it off. We tried power sanding it off. We tried Stripease, but that just took a thin layer of it off. We're starting to chip the wood from having to scrape so hard. For all I know this stuff was on there since 63' when the prior owners bought it. This stuff reeks and looks awful. I gotta get it out of there! Anybody have any ideas?
 
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Old 10-08-09, 05:47 PM
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Unless they are fixed shelves, they are relativley inexpensive and very easy to replace. I would just go that route.
 
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Old 10-15-09, 05:44 AM
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A heat gun will losen the glue and you can scrape it off. It will leave a residue which will have to be sanded. BE CAREFUL THOUGH it can catch on fire if you hold the gun in one spot too long.
 
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