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Old 18th April 2016, 09:34 AM
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It's a real pain but worth the effort and the target looks like new afterwards, scraping off all the old layers of paint that has built up over time on both the paddle and faceplate.
It takes about 10mins max per target, best to wash the target afterwards in a bucket of water to remove the paint from the mechanism, when dry repaint and OIL the mechanism. Grease is bad as it gets sticky, tacky and attracts dirt/grit.

The paint removal eliminates big flakes of paint flaking off the target and reduces the chances of chips flaking off the paddle being mistaken for hits/splits.
Using a blowtorch can make the stubborn paint easier to as does other methods but I find the good old paint scraper with sharp blade the best.
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