Stripping paint from thin plywood

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Gavlar

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hi all

I have a 60's balance for restoration. It has a plywood cabinet with curved sides and cutouts etc, which is painted. The paint is badly crazed on the edges and curved parts, but mostly well adhering to the flat bits. I have scraped off what comes off in flakes, but the rest is well stuck. It's now fully dismantled but the whole thing looks like this:

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Options:
1. rub down, feather the edges back and re-spray - could be a bit uneven?
2. paint stripper - but I'm concerned about warping or de-laminating the ply, which in places is quite thin
3. hot air gun?

suggestions and experiences gratefully received!

thanks
Gavin
 

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If you are consideting respray, use high build primer and sand it back to smooth. If you dont know what the original paint type is, you might want to apply a sealer coat.

Or..... get scraping, probably a lot better than sanding
 
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