Re: Striping paint off and seal bare metal?
Aircraft paint remover is the bomb. It works and then some, so wear gloves and be real careful not to get it in your eyes. My 41 Schwinn had 4 layers of paint. I used aircraft remover and steel wool to get most of it off, then I used a drill fitted with a paint stripper disc for the hard to reach areas. After all the paint was removed, I used sand paper to give the bare metal a bit of texture. After pinstriping, I brushed on a water based clear coat.