I got dressed for the job today.
I assembled my tools:
And I set to work
First I removed the cruddy, demolished rubber feet from the bottom of the machine.
Then I scraped away as much of the paint and white stuff I could.
This photo is an update. I took it today (3/13/12) and you can see that there is a little bit of white. I sanded it down and now it is all better. Now we will wait a bit and see.