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Hi, I recently bought a Wurlitzer 140b and unfortunately it had been painted black. And not well. I'm guessing there wasn't any preparation done, there are spots where the paint easily chips away to reveal the original finish. I tried using a scraping tool, but it only removes so much and I'm worried I am damaging the wood.

Are there any specific solvents I should look for to remove the black paint? I have some 'Graffiti Remover' stuff, but I haven't used it since I am concerned once it liquefies the paint, the wood will absorb it and it will end up looking stained. I just want to be certain I am using the correct kind of paint remover.

If that doesn't work, I plan on sanding the case down and repainting it. Any tips on preparing the surface before painting? What kind of paint should I use? I'd like to use a color similar to the original finish. I noticed it sort of has a speckled texture to it, I don't know if there's a paint out there which would achieve a similar effect.

Outside of that, the inside is surprisingly clean and all parts in good condition. Any tips would be greatly appreciated, I can't wait to get this up and running again.

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