Originally Posted by dznf0g
I recently found out (thanks to a leaking container, and my stupidity of putting it on a shelf that overhangs my van hood) that acetone removes auto paint pretty well!
Last year I backed over a can of spray paint on a very windy day.
My Suburban was instantly covered with forest green spray paint, dust, and tumbleweeds.
The acetone worked great when the paint was still freshly dried.
Unfortunately, I was lazy and none too thorough.
Now that the residual spray paint has cured, the acetone is no longer doing the job.
For your project, I would use paint remover, one panel at a time.
But heed what overlander64 has said.
You may discover dents that have been filled with automotive body filler.
This is a popular short cut to avoid the more expensive replacement of aluminum panels.
Fill it, sand it, paint it, sell it is the sad approach some have used.