A while back, I came across what I thought was a Ludwig Pioneer in a local music store. Normally, I would have kept walking but it was Black Oyster Pearl. Badge was missing but the wrap looked original. I asked how much, they said $99 and I forked it over, happily. I took it home without paying much attention, played the existing head, tuned it up and it sounded pretty good. Then I threw it into the rack. I took it out last night and began to disassemble. Found out I had a WFL, guessing late 50s with the properly stamped P83 throw and I smiled a bit. I removed the heads to look for a date stamp and my heart sank. Somebody painted the interior of the drum, re-rings and all, with black paint, stopping short of the bearing edges, which are pretty darn nice. Can I strip this without screwing up the shell using a citrus stripper? I'm scared to death of screwing up this old shell. Guidance is appreciated.