Been pulling down the the Minors race motor to check it over and as it's an old build it's had all of the crank case painted to seal in any casting sand. It's been painted on all un-machined surfaces including the caps but as it's been on there 30 years it's starting to flake off in places I want to remove the paint. Now the block doesn't need any machining so what are the options for removing the paint, will a hot tank achieve it or is there another type of tank the machinists use that is more suitable that won't have any effect on the machined surfaces? Any other ideas from anyone or is it going to be some careful time with some paint stripper and then a hot tank afterwards?
All thoughts gratefully received