Originally Posted by geist
Here's a pretty generic question for ya'll.
I have a project car that isn't in horrible shape, but will need a couple spots of rust fixed, and I intend on having the entire car repainted afterwards. This is kind of an overwhelming project and would like to know, in what order, you would approach such a task? One panel at a time? Pull the whole car apart, etc? Just curious to see what people think the best approach is.
Where is the rust? Gotta love living in New England.
If you have never done anything like this before take a very systematic approach. Take your time, take a lot of "before" pictures for comparison during reassembly. Take notes, create a "to-do" list so you can check off your tasks as you go. This will give you a feeling of accomplishment and motivation to finish.
Work on one area at a time, don't bounce panel to panel, you will become overwhelmed much easier if you do so. As you begin to tackle your project feel free to ask as many questions as needed.