The answer is: yes.
A laser rust remover can be a laser paint removal tool for paint removing for removing paint and rust from the base materials with a same hand held head gun. We do not need to replace any accessories.
It is important to note that the higher the laser power, the better the cleaning effect.
Generally speaking, a machine with 1500W-2000W is sufficient to remove common floating rust.
And paint removal usually requires more power, preferably 2000W-3000W.
Here are two videos showing the cleaning results of a customer from China who adjusted the power of the machine to 2000W and 3000W respectively for paint removal.
This video show the 2000w laser paint removing
This video show the 3000w laser paint removing