Built 3 f'ing boats meself and fitted out the last one.
gave some great "safe" advice. If you arent used to working with laminates then his advice is a good bet.
But you can give her a go and if it doesnt turn out like you want then you can paint
Heat gun is the best option as you arent removing material.
Use a metal cabinent scraper, make one or buy one. Google
how to make one and keep it sharp - super simple.
Heat, scrape. Repeat endlessly.
Watch out where there are joints. The joints on the facing of cabinitry where laminated ply joins real teak
are a problem area. If you wear here too much you can tear theough the laminate.
Also oxalic acid works great on bare wood if part of the wood has been exposed to the elements for awhile and part is freshly cleaned. The new wood is lighter and the exposed wood is dark. Spray a little ox acid and scrub and they are magically the same color again and ready for varnish
Good luck mate. Finish work is one of those things that looks exactly like the level of work you put in it. There are very few shortcuts for the non pro so take your time or you will have to look at something and be unhappy