Okay, another question for the group. I'm getting an entire Aqualu body. All raw aluminum arriving in a few days or weeks. And I'm no body and paint guy. The body is going to sit in my garage for months while all the rest of the work proceeds and we throw it on a few times to confirm fitment of drivetrain, battery box and suspension. I had assumed I would leave it raw until we had everything put much done, all the holes drilled, everything located, and remove it one last time and send it off to paint.
Now I'm wondering if it's better to just send it off to paint right away, to protect the aluminum as much as possible, and when we are done, just repair any damage done and protect all the cuts made.