I was a little uncertain on how to go about stripping the layers of paint from this jointer. I think it had 4 coats of paint in some places.
I ended up starting with a “friendly” paint stripper. Citristrip is the name of it. I was actually very surprised at how well this stuff works. It works best when it can sit over night with a plastic bag covering the piece.
I started with the porkchop guard and the switch cover.
I put it on and let it sit for a while and figured the longer it sits and stays wet the better.
I started out with a foam brush and this just melted in a bout 5 strokes. It was all I had at the time. I went and got a disposable brush and am still using it.