Originally Posted by swvalcon
That's why you want to strip outside of panels. The old paint on these old gm's will crack your new paint job[maybe]. I would strip it with a 8" mud hog or 6" da with 80 or 40 grit.Just keep it moving and don't stay in one spot too long or stand it on end. If you just sand really good in the jams you should get the paint thin enough to not be a issue.
I bought a 6" DA, with some 80 grit disks. I have some experience in getting lacquer off, but this project will be quite an experience for me.
The last car I helped on was with my dad's Camaro. It had some nasty black lacquer on it. We used a DA on it, but he got impatient and used a pressure washer that was hooked up to a boiler that blew the paint off in great big sheets. Oddly enough, it didn't warp the metal!
Thanks for the advice! I have a ton of pics on this project, but most are the boring "how this tube was bent" and "where that wire is connected" stuff.