I have a lot of questions, most should probably be individual threads. 1) I have my own garage and want to do body work as my engine has a knock and if I don't want to destroy it, so I need to take it apart. From the research I have done, aircraft paint remove seems to be my best DIY option aside from media blasting (which is expensive) and then using a wirewheel for little spots. I'm aware it's messy, and requires protection, if anyone has thoughts other wise please let me know. 2) Next thing was a rotisserie, my car really isn't that rusty from what I have found, very small spots not even at the bottom of the car, so really a rotisserie would only be worth it to paint the bottom of the car. Should I build one just for this one purpose? or not even bother. What would be the best way to paint the underside of the car in your opinion? I was thinking of just propping it up really high on blocks maybe, but that feels dangerous. 3) Next would be the large dent in the picture I've attached below. It's the only thing that concerns me about the car as it was hit right there and shifted my bumper. I have no idea if that bracket is bent or not yet, and if I can fix it....I'll cross that bridge when I get there. As for the dent, do you think I can bang that out? A body shop said it was easy, my dad wants me to put a new panel. From my understanding AMD panels fit like garbage and are a lot more thin than OEM. I don't feel like the picture really shows how bad the cave in is, maybe it's not a big deal, it's why I'm asking. 4) Seam sealer, how do I get rid of it, and where are all the locations its used so I can replace it? I know the cowl has it, since my car caught on fire it's really rotted out. Need to get rid of it for paint, but I most certainly have to replace it now. Any recommended seam sealer I should use? Do I put the sealer on before or after paint. That might sound lieka stupid question but I don't know. (obviously for windows after, but what about the cowl) 5) Whats the best way to take out the front/rear windows? Or should I just have someone else do it. The front windshield is new, the rear is.....fine but has scratches so I'll probably get a new one. I could probably get the rear out and break it, wouldn't want to do that with the front though. 6) The lead seem, how do I deal with that? or do I just not screw with it if it's in good condition and wear protection. 7) Next thing that mostly concerns me, is actually doing body work. From what I know you want to do all the metal work you can, use as little filler as possible and then prime it. But you also don't want to leave it bare metal for too long because it will develop rust. I live in California with very little humidity so I can't imagine I'll have too many issues, but realistically should I only do one body panel at a time and then prime it in the same weekend? Or put epoxy down first? I want to use this primer and from what I have found it works somewhat like an epoxy, but I don't know if that's just marketing BS. How long can I leave panels in primer without issue? As the paint I want is expensive I need to know if I have to have it on hand soon after the fact, or if I can wait a bit to apply color and clear. Here is the specific color I want if anyone is interested. 8) The last thing is the cowl/firewall/engine bay/underside of the car. Obviously thats not paint you typically want to use on the body of the car....but no one seems to ever mention painting these parts. Is there anything special I need? or do I just wire wheel it to metal and rattle can it. (i'm kidding) but what paint should I use for this? I also need new bushings, but I saw a few threads about that recently that I'll read up on, people seem to have a lot of conflicting opinions about what to use.