Stripping Paint From Wrought Iron

Topic: 
Miscellaneous
Question: 

Is there an easy way to remove old cracked paint from a wrought-iron railing? I've tried paint stripper, but it still involved scraping and it is very hard to scape the twisted uprights or the curls. I have 28 feet of railing. I used Citristrip. I applied the stripper to the whole railing (it took about 2.5 hours), then took a half hour break, and starting scraping at the oldest application. Friends of mine said that I should just apply to a small section and then immediately start scraping and using steel wool. They said to ignore the label which says to wait 20-30 minutes before scraping. Any comments?

Answer: 

O yes, I bet you saw the paint stripping demonstration at the county fair, (next to the demonstration of the knife that slices, dices, sings...).