ok, what started out as an innocent home improvement project has become the bane of my existence. i'm trying to restore these old stainless steel kitchen cabinets from the 1940s coz i think they'd look cool without the 700 layers of paint on them. i initially started out using zip strip, which is way too toxic and only good for the superficial paint layers. i upgraded to rock miracle, which is excellent, though a bit pricey. anyhow, i got 99% of the paint off, but i've got two probs: 1) i need to remove [scrape off] the rest of the paint and don't know the best method. 2) i left some of the stripper on too long on two of the cabinets and now they're -- i think the word is pitted. they're rusty and tarnished- looking in spots, like a cancer. someone suggested cleaning up the mess with steel wool, but that just will take too long. can i use an electric sander instead? if so, should i use a fine or course grit paper? i REALLY don't want to make this a labor intensive thing. secondly, i'm supposed to put silicone on the cabinets to prevent further pitting, but how do i do this? how many coats? do you have to sand in between coats? what brand works best for this job? i can't tell you how bummed this project has made me. i started out with lots of enthusiasm; now every time i walk in there i get depressed.the whole task feels very overwhelming. anyone with specific experience on this, please spill the beans. i can't take it anymore.