So I'm soon to acquire a second hand Squier Strat. I want to completely remove the existing paintjob and refinish it to make it unique to me.

I have read different methods of stripping the factory finish (paintstripper, sanding etc.) and wondered which was the best way.

I was thinking about trying to just remove the paint with sanding rather than using chemicals, is this wise?

Thanks, yeah I did check that out, I just wondered what the benefits/disadvantages were with the different types of stripping the original paint. Thx!