I wonder if its possible to try some solvents in a inconspicuous spot that may remove
the outermost paint and not attack the original paint.
I've done this before. The most recent was a 1 inch Jaegers equatorial.
Someone painted it black over the wrinkle gray.
I got lucky and paint thinner or was it gasoline? removed the black and didn't touch
the wrinkle gray.
Your wood tube may have been varnished or shellacked and no pigment.
There was a time when brass fell out of fashion and the bare brass was painted.
The same may have occurred with wood.
Edited by clamchip, 14 May 2021 - 03:42 PM.