Update on this post:
Strip-X Stripper made by Klean Strip is indeed a great tool for removing paint, clear coat and powder coat from metal lures. So far I've been able to get down to bare metal without any degradation of the metal. Takes off clear epoxy, concrete sealer, etc....most of the stuff normally used as a clear coat. However, the fumes are nasty so please use a mask of some sort and/or use this stuff in a well ventilated area.