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onboost pretty much hit it with why do you want or need to strip the finish totally off the car every were ?

for the bolt on panels you unbolt and remove them from the car get some real good paint stripper then using duct tape ,tape over all the edges so the stripper will not eat up the paint over the edge of the panel .
dump a good amount of stripper on the panel and coat the panel all over real good .
then with a sheet of plastic cover the panel . this holds the vapors under the plastic sheeting nd speed up the stripping proses .
after your finished is all stripped down you would sand with 80 grit to remove the paint left on the edges and any little areas you may have left on the panel it's self .
from the 80 switch to 180 grit and sand the hole panel again .
then clean and spray one or two coats of a epoxy primer .

as for the galvanized coating forget it the coating is so thin your going to sand it off any sanding will remove it . this is why you want to use a good quality epoxy prime to replace the galvanized coat .
so there is no saving the galvanized coating this is one reason needless stripping is out on things like the inner trunk engine bay and places like that .
you only screw that areas like that when you have to other then that you can repaint over the finish in those areas .

your other option is to media blast the finish off .

as for the chip guard on the under side of the car it is not to bad to remove but again if your not having to remove it don't .
areas were you have rust use air scrapers and scaler will make quick work to remove the chip guard . it may take a little time to get used to using the tools but once you do it goes quick .

on Wednesday I removed all the chip guard on a E30 BMW we are turning into a race car took me just over 4 hours to remove all the chip guard on the car .
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