I know you can paint the electrical panel cover and you must cover the labels and stickers to prevent over spraying it which would be a violation. My question is that is it ok to paint the electrical panel cover both front and backside? Even though no one will ever see the backside of the electrical panel cover when put back on, I would like to know if it OK to paint the cover completely( both front and back side) when i remove the panel cover from the panel itself. Or is that considered internal once installed back on?
“Internal parts of electrical equipment, including busbars, wiring terminals, insulators, and other surface, shall not be damaged or contaminated by foreign materials such as paint, plaster, cleaners, abrasives, or corrosive residues. There shall be no damaged parts that may adversely affect safe operation or mechanical strength of the equipment such as parts that are broken; bent; cut; or deteriorated by corrosion, chemical action, or overheating.”