Bad Taping Job By Previous Owner!
A Scotch-Brite pad would have the same effect.
So...what to do?
If it were mine - I would go with the scotch-brite pad - and then just recoat it with an alkyd urethane. Easier, friendlier, cheaper, and less smelly than a solvent.
[This message has been edited by Lawrence (edited May 01, 2003).]