Painting A/C Compressor

Bought a rebuilt RV2 A/C compressor on eBay for my '67 cuda and, quite frankly, it looks like crap. I don't doubt it was rebuilt well it just looks so fricking ugly!

What's the best way to repaint it? I was thinking of covering up the crankshaft thingy that sticks out, slapping some paint remover all over the compressor, and repainting it. Are there any gasket that will be damaged if I do it that way? Anything I should be concerned with?

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