I went to the local farm store and bought my favorite kind of stripper. The first can didn't work, the second can just dribbled . . . and this can has almost TOO MUCH PRESSURE. It is eatin' off the VHT wrinkle black and (under that) the black Imron, and I got a little on the house siding, whoops.
Strip it, hose it off, blow dry, tape & plug, press out a couple more things
Machine it, then blast it . . . onward.
We missed the big storm. My friends Bill (Sioux City) and Pat (Plainview, MN) took a direct hit with 12"+ . . . we got 1.5" and it melted by the afternoon.