All I can say is it looks great now - I'm in the process of removing the paint from an aluminium road bike and want mine to look just like yours does now.
Hey BG. I didn't use any wet and dry on mine although I have been reading this is good stuff.
This is what the frame looked like at first
I stripped the paint back with nitromors paint stripper, and used a LOT of wire wool tidying bits up.
A massive help was wire wool drill attachments (don't know what these are called) these got into stubborn corners and hard to get at bits.
They're also cheap as chips from hardware shops
Cleaned the frame up mostly with T-Cut, then finished it off with the mighty Autosol. This stuff really bought it up glass shiny.
Either way be prepared for a hell of a lot of elbow grease.
You could of course go and get your frame sandblasted or similar, but doing it by hand seemed so much more satisfying to me
Everyone else, thanks for your input, today I decide what to actually do with this thing before starting the build...