refresh paintwork for Merlin VSM

Hi, anybody did this work? If yes, how can I protect the copper bars (or remove them...)
Signature Sound is the authorized service rep for Merlin Music.

Rich Brkich (315-622-4137) may have an answer, may even know where to get some new brass bars
Thank you brad, I know about Rich and if I could I would send speakers to him. But I live in Italy.....
I only need  to know if it is possible (and how)  to remove the bars and, after painting, stick on them again.