Before painting the stove I thought it might be a good idea to bake the old paint off. It didn't work entirely, but did make it considerably easier to remove with a wire wheel. You'll notice it's a bit darker in the 2nd photo as the stove begins to heat up.
Also pay attention to how the door and flue operate when hot compared to cold. I noticed they were a bit tighter and I had to file a bit off of the door latch.