Well, I'll just say this. When I do cab repaints, I use a round orbital sander to remove the old design. Generally I'm using 100 grit.
It takes quite a bit to get all the paint off. It's not quite so thin that you could remove it with Novus 2.
Novus 2 is about a 1200 grit equivalency. Anyone who has ever done any car body work knows that grit that fine isn't going to remove paint. It's used to take out very fine scratches, generally in a clear coat.
As I said, if you're removing paint with something, it's going to show on the cloth. I've never seen paint on the cloth using Novus, even on a playfield. It's just not abrasive enough.