Quoted from thedefog:
Mine doesn't seem to have decals on the cab though, looks like it was silk-screened. At least it feels that way and normally decals will peel. I've been doing airbrush/paint touch-up on it. Were some of these screen painted on the sides?
Apparently they're both ways and IPDB shows it too. You'll find both out there. I believe that the painted cabinets like yours is what PPS has matched the decals to better than mine. You can usually tell the painted by them being orange painted on the insides which I assume yours is. If I had a painted cabinet, I'd try and go that route like you plan but the decals were peeling off mine all over so had not to strip down and go decals.