FWIW, I post my responses so others can see, note and/or comment. Personally, I learn far more that way **smile**
On my present house, the gutter surrounding the 3 sides of our brick sun porch were installed many years ago as seamless, soldered joint copper gutters....and then some *%@(& person painted them. How tasteless! :-)
But removing the paint was a cinch....a good heat gun and contour scrapers did the trick. Didn't take too long.....much faster than all my wooden shtters, frieze and fascia boards and wooden windows....much faster!