Originally Posted by Malotte
I have a 69 Ambassador. Thought about painting but then watched some of the vinyl removal videos on YouTube-looks messy but not too hard. Once removed and polished is that all there is? Help this newbie not make a bunch of rookie mistakes-thanks!
We attempted to strip ours, but either we used the wrong chemical(s) (we tried about 6 different things) or we are wusses, in any event it got the best of us and we decided to paint. Here's the fruit of several hours and expensive chemicals worth of time (it's the lower left panel in this picture):
Note that we were also dealing with a layer of previous-owner-added paint in addition to the vinyl, so that could have been a major contributing factor in our case. Here's a youtube video we referenced when trying it out:
In the end we decided for our situation paint would be best anyways, given that we have young children who just smear up a shiny aluminum interior as quick as we can clean it. Here's the end result, we're pretty happy with it: