Ok thanks for the suggestion. I am going to go on what Dutch has said below and try to find another type of stripper.
The clear coat used for wheels is very tough stuff I found out and as I mentioned Tal Strip did the job very well when a lot of other types wouldn't even dent the surface coatings. It's non-directional and isn't difficult in any way to use - just make darn sure that the piece you are trying to strip is well within the temerature range they specify to adhere to - actually warmer is best from what I observed. Obviously also the cleaner the surface from grease and lubricants the better and any of that tranny gear oil that might be on the surface would be hard stuff to get the residue cleaned up from compared to just regular oil an grease.
As I mentioned Tal Strip is just one of many aircraft strippers available that are formulated so as to not harm the aluminum pieces and it leaves the bare surface looking as good as new in my experiences with it. I was impressed to say the least in my usage of it... Good Luck - Randy
I hope to make some head way with this project this weekend. Thanks