[color="Blue"]Maybe try brush cleaner on it. Don't think I'd have it sandblasted, because it's alummium. I think I might cover it with wide masking tape. Then cut out the center part you want painted. Cover the lettering with a thin coat of grease on a Q-tip, and spray it all. After its dry, take the tape off, and wipe the lettering clean[/color].
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