I was just given an ar-15 on long term loan. My friend, the owner, had originally painted it in desert camo. He was going to try and sell it and figured it would be easier if it was the original black color. A solvent of some sort was used which didn't remove the paint but turned it into a gooey mess. There's now paint all over the place and it looks horrible. I want to try and remove the paint as gently as possible from all surfaces. I was thinking of using a mild solvent bath of some sort. Any ideas? I really don't want to disassemble the rifle or replace the furniture if at all possible. I also don't want to spend much money on this as it's not going to be mine forever. I could just concentrate on cleaning out the action but looking at this thing makes my soul hurt. On the plus side I have plenty of time.