Well it's been 2 months, but 172 views and 0 replies... so here's a quick comment for you in case you haven't been able to find an answer in that much time. haha:
Aircraft Paint Remover, sold at Autozone (buy 2 one gallon containers, you'll use it). They now carry it in a Low VOC and odor version which is more gummy (makes sense) but with a paint brush you can distribute it well and it works. I didn't need to do any of the plastic wrap tricks or anything, just applied a coat, waited 20 minutes while applying more, then scraped off with plastic blade scrapers. I would start getting really frustrated and then switch to a new scraper and all of a sudden it was easy again. Then my other half did a pass with steel wool, scraper, and a thin bit of the stripper to pull off any remainder.
Post those pictures! Don't be dissuaded by people not responding. It was a freak occurrence, and they were just trying to teach you more aspects of the search function