I've found the same .. strippers ruin body putty. I haven't tested extensively as I don't enjoy redoing bodywork, as much as I like that part of modeling. I always just sand down paint when bodywork/stripping is required.
Three TR's .. wow! I think it was keeping the SU's in sync that finally did me in ... I was lucky if they went a month before the power dropped. My sports car bug hit me a few years later and stayed thru five Porsche 924/944's ... galvanized bodies and the sweetest suspensions in the world.
In other news, the TR dash pieces are coming together .. I scraped the resin dash clean and started fabricating all the little pieces ... nothing worth a photo yet.
Yeah, the ones that looked right were fairly small. I did see some pretty hi rez ones, but not what I need. I do 3D design (in spare time) making 3D objects and manipulation of textures in Photoshop. I could enlarge but that doesn't usually come out well. Maybe it's worth a chance since it's going to end up so small.