Thanks guys for the great tips.
I like to get the panels wet with water or W&G and sight to kind of simulate the clear being on the car, and guide coats are always great too.
I think I am going to strip the car to the metal, Ray is right, it won't really take that long and then there wont be surprises later. (Ray told me this days ago btw, and I still persist in looking for the easy way lol) I have lots of time and the epoxy I want to use is $100 for 2 sprayable gallons so what the heck right?
But anyway, thanks so much for all the tips on peeling car bodies and how to go about this. I'm sure I'll have more questions along the way.