|Better, but still a bit of remaining paint.|
Whatever crazy formula for spray paint that was used on this frame has defeated me. These threads need to be re-tapped.
I don't happen to have Italian threaded bottom bracket taps, so I'll be taking this frame over to Velotech for a proper cleaning and re-tapping, and the actual BB installation itself (Suntour Supere Pro, of course).
A bit of a bummer and a dumb mistake to make on my part for not getting this taken care of prior to the painting, but at least I can learn from this and not repeat it next time. Ironically enough, I was concerned about using chemical paint removal on the BB threads because I didn't want to have to retap them.
Aside from that, I spent the rest of this rainy Sunday watching Paterek framebuilding DVDs. Guess I can't complain too much.