I'm always the guy who urges everyone else not to repaint their frames, but sometimes paint is so bad that even I can't stand it.
I recently had a local auto-body guy repaint a 1981 Miyata 1000 frame and fork for me. He did an excellent job, but for some reason forgot to mask the area at the base of the steerer where the crown race presses on, so it's now covered with primer, paint, and clearcoat. I don't want to take anything abrasive to that area for fear of affecting the press fit of the race. I don't want to use anything chemical for fear of damaging the paint on the fork below the race. Instead, I'm thinking I'll carefully scrape of the paint with one of those single-edged razor blades painters use before I press on the race. Or does someone know of an easier way? If so, I'm all ears.