I just purchased a couple of Apple IIe's from off ebay. They are both in great condition, but they have both been painted! Whats obnoxious is that by indication of the space bars and parts that were missed, both these computers appeared to have not even been yellowed in the first place!
They are both literally in like new condition inside and out, and I would like to restore them by removing the paint.
I know your probably thinking just use some paint thinner, but is that the right thing to do? About 15 years ago I thought it was "the right thing to do" when I took a rag soaked in bleach to clean a very dirty IIc. The damn IIc turned a horrid brown.
I found out the hard way not to use bleach. I don't want to find out the hard way not to use paint thinner.
Anyone have any experience in this category? I'm not sure if painted apple IIe's are even that regular of an occurrence, this is my first time coming across this.
*EDIT* PICTURE ADDED:
The computer under neath the lid is NOT the computer that came with painted.