How to Remove Paint

I bought this used Dodge Ram pickup. It looks like there were a few scratches in the paint and somebody hit it with some spray paint. It doesn’t look horrible, but it would sure be nice to have a nice shiny uniform finish to it. I hit it with some rubbing compound and a lot of elbow grease. There is nice looking paint underneath. I just wonder is there a faster way to take that spray paint off? I’ll be at it with a month with the rubbing compound. Maybe a fine sandpaper? I just don’t want to damage the factory paint.

If you want to preserve the paint underneath, you are on the right track. I don’t know of an easier way that is not intended to remove ALL of the paint, as in media blasting.

O would try the rubbing compound second. I would suggest a clay stick first.

Try 1000 or 1200 grit sandpaper first then follow with the compound.