I had my 57 4-door wagon stripped in June of 2021 at Metalworks in Eugene, Oregon. They are about 2-1/2 hours from me and do all the dipping for Kindig-It Design of Bitchin Rides fame (for whatever that's worth). I took the body, doors, hood, gate. etc. plus a ton of small parts (hinges, back seat hinges, fresh air ducts, brackets, anything metal I could remove). It cost me $3800 total. That said, I would do it again in a minute. My personal opinion of the negative opinions are: the vin tag on the door post doesn't necessarily need to be removed as it is stainless as someone mentioned, but the cowl tag is aluminum and will dissolve in the acid. Yes, I will have to re-attach them. I have picture documentation of the car from first day bought through current progress of restoration. If after this level of restoration. and I were to sell the car and someone questions the re-attached tags, frankly they are idiots and probably weren't interested in actually buying the car. It was mentioned that any factory rust protection in hard to reach areas can't be re-applied. True, but do you really think that the minimal rust protection applied 65 years ago is still doing anything? And are you planning to leave the car outside, expose it to large temp and humidity changes, drive it on semi frozen salt covered roads, etc. as when the car was first used? Damaging the panels from the post dip power wash? The typical pressures used are not sufficient to do that unless the panel is already weakened from time and exposure or unsupported. All they are doing is rinsing the acid and paint residue off. When I got the body back it was completely clean exposing poor previous bodywork, rust pinholes that were under paint that I would have never been aware of until they showed up in the future, showed the full extent of any rust so it could be properly and completely repaired, and saved me countless hours stripping the multiple layers of paint off the body. The only downsides in my opinion were: Cost. Sure I'd like to use that $3800 elsewhere in the restoration process as I am of average financial means. But I have leaned that MY time has a value, and I have to weigh out the cost against time saved, aggravation avoided, and does it increase the quality of the build. Another negative is that ALL seam sealer in the entire car is gone. But I rationalized that as an opportunity to really scrutinize the entire car, making sure that everything is seam sealed fully and properly. In all, as I said, I would not hesitate to strip a car again.