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    Take a lot of photos for reference if you want to restore it to a factory look. Heat can be used, but I would discourage it on plastic. I would use 80 grit and sand by hand to remove stickers. As far as the paint goes you don't have to remove it unless it is cracked or peeling. The object is to feather it and make a smooth surface for the new paint. Old paint is a great base for new paint.
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    Holy necothread Batman. This post is almost 20 years old and I’m sure the name anonymous is synonymous with long gone

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    Back from the dead.
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    I sort of like necrothreads. Hmm. Maybe I need therapy. Yes, yes I do need therapy.
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    It's one thing to revive a "dead" thread with some new insight,
    but answering a question that was posted 20 years ago is just a bit strange.

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    I think it happens when one doesn't look at the date. In my defense I was left unsupervised.
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