Oh, no--she's been dumpster diving again. . . I just snagged a beautiful stained glass windows from a demo site which I would like to restore for a Christmas gift. The glass is nice and tight, but the wood frame, as well as the lead bead around the perimeter, is covered thickly with several coats of paint. I'm wondering what the best way of stripping the paint would be. It's probably lead-based so I'd like to avoid sanding right off the bat. I'm thinking either a paint scraper followed by sanding, or a chemical stripper. Would scraping a lead bead be a safe thing to do? Would a chemical stripper harm the lead or the glass? Thanks in advance for your thoughts!