Paint removal

From: Len Nosal  (scalefreal@aol.com)
Date: 27 Feb 1999
Time: 17:02:11
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This isn't really a furniture question but I couldn't find a more appropriate Q&A site. I have an antique candy scale, a Wrigley Jr. specifically, which at some time was overpainted with black paint. I would like to carefully remove this newer paint to try to reveal whatever oriiginal graphics might still exist underneath. What's the best way to do this? The paint seems unaffected by alcohol and hardly affected by lacquer thinner. Is there a way to use a stripper and control it's action so as not to go too far?