I'm looking to paint the leather on my RB67 red. However, this is not as simple as a 35mm camera body. The leather is attached in such a way that removing it is impossible without removing the focus knobs, cocking lever, film winding lever, and possibly some of the chrome detail.

I'd like advice on how to go about removing these things (if it is simple and carries low risk of breaking the camera), and what sort of paint and sealer I should use for maximum durability.

If it is too risky to remove some parts (I would like the camera to end up with all the parts it began with, insignias and chrome included), I would like advice on how to paint it without removing said parts.

Thanks for the help.