My question: is there a way to strip that off, without ruining the original finish? I passed on the gun because I know nothing about the coating. The table was manned by some young high school aged kids who could not answer my questions.
Duracoat is a two-part epoxy paint that you mix with a hardner before application. I'm not aware of anything chemically that will strip it after it's cured.
I clean my airbrush and mixing bottles with the reducer or acetone.