The original paint must have been yellow. (Hence the yellow lawns I see in the background.)I used a 7" sander/polishing unit i bought from harbor freight. I used 50grit to removed the "7" layers of paint that were on her. It took me about a total of 12 hours to sand her down. Until i paint it i'll need to patch some drill holes the PO made so i will probably get some clear coat at autozone and put that over it until i get ready to paint. Will i need to resand the clear coat off before i prime her?
X2.I would wipe it down with something to remove the oils, dust, and other contaminates, then spray on a coat of self etching primer. Then, when you are ready to paint, you won't have to remove the primer and the metal won't be flash rusted.