The instrument bezel was stripped bare using a media blaster. Since this part is nearly 40 years old, Strope hit it "half-throttle" in the media cabinet. Just get the paint off, don't melt it. The holes in the bezels that were created by the author were repaired with Devcon Plastic Welder. Squeeze it out of the tube, smear it over the damage, sand it, and prime it.