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Forum topic by Carloz posted 10-24-2016 02:46 AM 512 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-24-2016 02:46 AM

I have a lot of cabinets in my house that are made from some good wood, look like cheery but I am not very sure. They are 10 years old but apparently the finisher cut corners or simply was inexperienced. The clear coat peels off leaving very unsightly look and bacically ruined all that expensive wood.
How would I tackle that? These are some elaborate profile mitered doors so not so easy to sand or scrape especially in crevices between door panels and stiles/rails. Should I assume it is lacquer and should be easy to strip with some lacquer thinner? One thing I do not want to do is to aoak it in some poisonous stuff that would get trapped in the wood forever

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#1 posted 10-24-2016 04:50 AM

Try a heat gun and see if the finish will bubble so you can scrape it off.

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