We don’t want to assume anything, so we’re going to suggest you start by fitting up your panels and make a clear decision as to where you’ll be putting your stripes. Once this is done you can begin the PDR (paintless dent removal). If your car has a nice glossy finish you’re ready for the PDR. In our case we had to make the car shiny. Rather than wasting time rubbing out the paint, we went ahead and removed it. With DA in hand we started with 180 grit, got down to bare metal, and worked our way up to 600 grit. This gave us our glossy finish so we could start the PDR process.