I recently stripped mine with acetone. That and gloves, a mask, and loads of paper towels had it stripped and sorted in a reasonable time. Work outdoors for best safety.
My mistake was using an abrasive attack at the start. Don't do that.
After a couple of coats of 'Etch Primer' the paint went on a treat. Sadly not the exact Tek blue but close enough to make me happy. Getting the right paint here to Australia (or the UK) is just too expensive.