Hello all. I've come across varying opinions on the following issue. If I'm planning to have a professional shop paint my car, what is recommended when it comes to the extent of bodywork I do on my own? The issue revolves around whether or not a paint shop will insist upon stripping the car to bare metal (or close) before painting so they can control and guarantee all work. The two approaches: 1. I perform rust remediation, necessary patch panels, any additional metal work, apply and finish filler - then take to painter for final primer, prep, and paint. 2. I perform rust remediation, necessary patch panels, any additional metal work, and keep the body in nothing more than primer/sealer to prevent rust - then take to painter who will strip it, complete all filler work, prep, and paint. Obviously the 2nd option would cost more, but I'd hate to do more work (body filler and finishing) only to have difficulty finding a good painter who doesn't want to paint over prep/filler work they didn't complete. What is the wisest way to go about this?