Agreed. Most likely there is no real good way to remove that top coat without doing damage to the original paint, mainly due to inconsistent adhesion. Some areas probably bonded stronger than others making removing it much more difficult.
I believe professional paint shops use a stripper that's made to remove just the top layer somehow. It's too bad, because electric green was one of the rarer color options for those years.
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