I removed engine oil cap and noticed the paint is peeling off the thread and will probably fall into the driv train/may already have.
If you zoom into the pic you can see paint peel is quite bad. This is a b16a2 rocker cover which I think someone painted - it’s not the original paint.
Anyway if this falls in could it harm the engine and if so what do you suggest I do to get the paint out of the thread without it falling in? Once I removed the paint should I just leave it as bare metal?