Two really easy ways to get into the cracks and crevices. First method involves soaking in an industrial paint remover, then blasting. The second is to use finer grit of the blasting medium. Have no idea of what grit or what type of blasting media you are currently using, as I don't think you have said anything.
Hmm... I don't think I can now say, after telling LTGal "ew, I don't really like the thought of industrial paint remover, it sounds nasty, how about I upgrade my compressor to use the sandblaster", that I should go out and get some of that... There might be, um, repercussions. Or at least, a really big "I told you so!"
Finer grit it is! Actually, honestly, I don't know what grade of grit I'm using, it was a bin of leftover crushed glass stuff my dad found in his warehouse. I'm guessing 30-60 grit, since that's the rating on the new bag I bought yesterday (since I think I've worn out the existing stuff in the cabinet, there's an awful lot of dust seeping out). I went with the "green" recycled crushed glass media, since some of the things I've read indicated that it was fairly non-aggressive for just stripping paint. True? And, it was the absolute cheapest....
That doesn't look like paint it looks like a silicone.
Pretty sure its paint, its just REALLY globbed on there thick. They did a decent job (with a horrible colour), but there are spots where it has run and globbed, like in those cracks and around the inside of the rim where they oversprayed through the holes in the rim...
Speaking of wearing out the blasting media, I was blasting away yesterday and, in addition to there now being a lot of "horrible orange" coloured dust seeping out of the seams of the cabinet, the blaster stopped sucking media. The nozzle is not plugged, I checked. Is that perhaps a sign that I've gotten to the point where I need to change out my media? What does one do with used blasting media and its associated crud?