People always say, "Go to the flea market, or the thrift store, to get your cast iron. The older stuff is SO much better than the new stuff". Most of the iron I've seen at flea markets and thrift stores has been spray painted black, because idiots use it for decorations. Is there any way to safely and completely remove the paint, so you can cook on it again, without killing yourself? I thought of sanding, but since it is porous, seems like surface paint removal would not get it all. Damn sure would not want to use any toxic "paint strippers".