Do a search. Not to long ago someone posted an article about stripping them with Easy Off oven cleaner. I used it on mine with a nylon scrub brush as it came out great. As far as the paint you don't need a flex agent (vinyl paint additive) for the fiberglass. Shoot the with a mist coat of epoxy primer then go over them with regular laquer paint. The enamels tend to fill in the grain.