A lot of guys on here and a lot of experience, and a lot of guys that have been down that bodywork road. Your questions are all very subjective and are hard to answer without evaluating the whole car. All forms of stripping paint/rust have positives as well as negatives. I would guess that the lack of answers have to do with not having enough info or not a specific enough question...or guys are just turned off by seeing a smoking rabbit? Welcome! Don't run off. We want you to stay. Just give us some time to understand what type of repairs you are trying to accomplish. You see, most guys here are only into what was original, how to replicate what is original/correct and that takes a lot more knowledge, patience and $$...I'll add a few more, $$$ ,there, lots and lots of $, but not always necessary for the DIY guy. Some processes are quick or cheap, but messy or may harm the originality. sand blasting comes to mind. You may want to sandblast the rust, but it is messy and causes its own problems. Soda, better , IMO, but has some negatives and chemical stripping dipping, good and bad also. You should probably start out with the search feature here and read up on specific topics. Also do a Google search on blasting, dipping etc... Having said that, not all cars are fixed to a judged show level, nor can be, or warrant that kind of outlay of time, energy and money. That does not mean a decent car cannot be made from lesser skills or money. Camaros fit several types of hobby levels and budgets. Everything from $100k restos, $150k pro-touring (God forbid), and pieced together local drag or cruise in rides. We all have a dream, a picture in our mind of what we want. So, the lack of answers has more to do with not understanding where you are going, not knowing your skill level or you having too many inquiries in one post to get good answers. I have seen everything from newspaper stuffed in a rust hole and also door screening material filled with plastic filler, to guys who make sure the exact number of spot welds are replicated on each panel. Aside from all this, we would like to take the time to get to know you and your car, so post a little back story on yourself and your car. Many on here. being behind the curve on these cars, sell off or give up on their first project and find a better candidate after finding serious issues. Either serious hidden rust, poor previous repairs or finding that numbers don't jive on the VIN are all reasons guys abandon a project. Good luck. Posting pics is almost always a requirement to getting good feedback.