Originally Posted by MikGan
yeah painting it assembled isnt really the problem, its more that its covered in grease and grime, I wanted to give it a good clean but am afraid of destroying it if water / soap gets inside it......
Once you have it apart, there aren't any micro circuit boards that an get hurt. Just a heap of windings and a few diodes.
If you degrease it and wash it all out with water it should be OK.