Ben, strip as much paint off as you can. Then take 0000 steel wool and hand polish, polish, polish. The steel wool should help remove any leftover paint and will shine them up, too. Make sure it's 0000 steel wool anything coarser will leave scratches. Then use an aluminum polish like Mother's mag wheel polish (found at auto parts stores) or something comparable. You'll be amazed.
You will probably get more suggestions but the steel wool and mag polish worked well for me.
I used a can of Klean stripper from home depot, its really toxic, make sure you wear gloves and do it outside. www.google.com/shopping/product/488141411113042426?lsf=seller:8740,store:17411575747070675445,lsfqd:0&prds=oid:5914510965941853133&q=Klean-Strip+18+oz.+Stripper&hl=en&ei=R6dYV6DtEYuiyQLsw7WgDQ&lsft=cm_mmc:Shopping-_-LIAs-_-D24-_-100135467
Mine were covered in burgundy paint before, should have got a photo.
Ahhhhh! So to raise this from the dead but what's the best thing to strip paint from the wings?
benrogers, I used Jasco paint stripper and it worked great as well. Just make sure to wear gloves. The chemical burns start after only a few minutes. I know this from experience. Lol. Jasco only takes about 10-15 minutes of setting and a scotchbrite pad to scrub it off.