Found a nifty little cheap trick to remove cerakote or paint with no damage to the original mod.
You will need
A large bag of salt
An air compressor
A cheap Chinese sandblaster
Wear some glasses the spray back will hurt your eyes (even with glasses I had a bit of salt find its way to my eye ouch!!!)
The cheap Chinese sandblaster cost me about $15 aud on ebay
You will need a heap of table salt - why salt you ask well it disintegrates on impact and won’t damage the underlying metal (tested on brass and copper) this will reduce the amount of buffing you will have to do for the final finish. (I won’t show the final finish until I have finished it I ran out of salt )
This is an old mech I had that I don’t use at all and never really liked the finish on it - this is the side I didn’t do yet (captain obvious yes I know)
The side I blasted with about 500g of salt.
As you can see even the superfine etched serial number was not damaged.
I will post up some pics if I bother to finish it (I was just testing so I could use on a much nicer mod that I really don’t want to kill)