|Location: ||Mesa, Arizona USA|
|Agree working with paint stripper is messy. But sometimes it is the only alternative. I have noticed that working with these cars some of the paint comes off real easy and some takes more work. Whatever the primer was they used back then it has been very durable in regards to paint stripper.
As for the paint order of the headlight surrounds, I do not know. But I think it would be car color first and then the black. I think it would be easier masking for the black after paint. Especially if they had a lot of paper cutouts already made. Usually that's the way it is done because you do not want to have to touch the black paint after because of the sheen.