Is it possible to strip baked-on enamel?

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Funky

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(first I'm not sure how "prop" related this is, so mods, please feel free to move this to the OT if not applicable)

So I'm working on a 70's Spiderman costume and he wears a belt on the outside of his costume with his web packs (weird, right?). For a buckle he has a Spiderman head logo in silver. I've found several for sale but they are in color. I'm assuming it's some sort of enamel but I'm not 100% positive.
So here's my question: can the paint be stripped to show the silver underneath? ...or, should I just paint over it and call it good?
Opinions? Thoughts?

Here's what I'm going for: http://www.therpf.com/f24/spider-man-77-tv-costume-thread-29594/
 

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slimesquare

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if its just enamel try to find a product called "AirCraft" Paint remover....I dont think theres anything that stuff wont take off. I believe I have some at the store I work at if you can't find any.
 

Zombie Killer

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+1 on the aircraft paint remover. Wally world has it. Wear gloves. It probably won't take it off if it is powdercoated though.
 

robstyle

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If nothing else you can bead blast it off but the surface under that enamel may not be as smooth as the enamel finish. What I would do is mold the buckle and cast them in color.
 

Funky

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Hmmmm...good point. I hadn't thought of the surface underneath not being smooth.
I may just have to hold out and wait until someone makes one in silver :unsure
 

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