Yellow Finsh on VCT

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  1. Lyman
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    The first time in 25 yrs a vct floor kicked my ass. Stripper and a new black pad would not touch the finish on the tiles. Even tried undiluted stripper, with no difference. Sledgehammer plus was the stripper which I use all the time. Any ideas of what was put down. lyms pics 004.jpg lyms pics 004.jpg lyms pics 003.jpg
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    White spots are were the finish has wore off. Pics are after I tried to strip.
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    I’m no guru, but in your place I’d try a brown abrasive pad and water, to wet sand whatever that is off. However, you are unlikely to get a perfectly even shade with an old, weathered and beaten surface. I suppose you could run a hand grinder over it with a piece of the brown abrasive pad, to get in the scoops and hollows, but wow, the work!

    On the bright side, once refinished a lot of that variation seems to vanish.

    Good luck.
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    I can’t tell from the pictures but if that is 1 x 1 tile, those tiles are asbestos. If that is the case you can never dry strip that. In those cases there is just a huge accumulation of built up finish so you can put a shine on it but not much else.
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    What ever the finish is, will not respond to stripping.
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    Floor looks trashed anyway. You can't polish a turd.
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    9x9 is suspect for acm but not always. 1x1' less so but...test test test.
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    It actually looks like wear pattern. I wouldn’t grind on it anymore. It is what it is. Clique. At most, do one coat of sealer, #oldschool, then finish. You can too polish a turd, it just won’t look fresh as a daisy again.
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