The best paint remover I have found is EasyOff oven cleaner. Spray it on, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and hose it off. Paint washes off with the water right down to the bare metal. It works great as a degreaser too. It does not hurt plastics.
Some paint peels right off. Some looks fine for a couple of days, then starts peeling. Some paint gets nasty blotches. Some paints are unaffected. So it's not reliable or very effective as a paint remover. It seems best at screwing up paint you DON'T want removed.
I was wondering about that. Obviously if its not normaly used there had to be a reason. This was actually a serious question but the thought did seem funny. I like the oven cleaner idea and may try it in the future. Thanks all.