finally got all the paint off the side panels. For the corners I ended up propping the panels up with a stick and soaking one corner at a time in alcohol in small saucer made from the bottom of a Styrofoam coffee cup. I should post some pics. It looks like some kinda weird deadfall trap. then I waxed the panels with carwax. It took care of some of the scratches but not all of them. I think I am going to try one of those eyeglass/cd scratch remover products if that doesn't work im just going to leave it like it is.