If you can afford it, send the car to a blaster to be stripped. We don’t have that kind of money to spend, though, and we’re guessing many of our readers don’t either. So if you’re one of the 99 percent, you’ll have to Occupy Your Garage and strip the paint yourself. You have a couple of options: mechanical and chemical stripping. We did both but started with the chemical method, using Aircraft Stripper, which you can buy anywhere (Lowes, Home Depot, or online).