I'd probably strip it down. Mainly because it's cleaner and you can get into the corners and whatnot. Also you don't have to worry about fucking up your internals if acetone gets into the gearbox and "melts" the plastic bits.
As for the acetone, this stuff will do the trick, you can find them at Canadian Tire: http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/CanadianTire/0475871_1?$medium$&defaultImage=image_na_EN
Also I've never heard acetone being used as a wart remover.... I would be scared of using it for that... (Salicylic Acid on the other hand I know is an effective wart remover).
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