I am refinishing some Jacobs wind turbine blades from the 1940's for reuse in a 2.5 KW off grid system. I was told they are Sitka spruce, but they look like western red cedar to me. Stripping off some old silver paint and using a wire brush in spots. A bit of deep grain, divots, minor bruises. Want to bring out the natural color and not sure what is the best product. There are several types of deck stripper solutions, and various active ingredients. Ixatylic acid I think is one. After cleaning up I will use multiple layers of clearcoat epoxy with a clear tape (LE) on the leading edge. Anyone have experience with this?