Home to get layers of old plastic contact paper off of sheet metal?
I bought this old sink at a salvage yard. It has a sheet metal bottom with some drawers and cabinets.
They are lined on the inside with this plastic contact paper that's been stuck on for 50 years.
I have tried getting it off by applying extreme elbow grease and a metal paint scraper, after soaking the surfaces for a while in this stuff:
("Cirtistrip Low V.O.C. Adhesive Remover")
but its still pretty much not coming off.
Anyone have a better idea about how to get this stuff off?
A greener, not-so-toxic method would be great... but I'm not sure if there is such a thing?
(FWIW: The sheet metal is not bare, it has a white paint/enamel-type coating. Which is pretty scratched up in places. I intend to sand & repaint it, once I get the contact pager off.)