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Ok I was going to wait to post this topic, but it seems like the time is now I will be painting my opel (arcylic) sunshine yellow in april. I know some of you fellows are going to disagree with other members about painting techniques but thats the way it is. I dont have the time to do a full restoration but I will in a few years. For now I am going to wash the car, use rubbing compound, remove dents, then I will have to do some light bondo work, and rough sand probily start at 300 grit and go up to 600 grit. I hear that I have to rub degreaser with a rag all over the car (to remove oil and finger prints) and then put paint sealer on (so if there is a different type of paint on the car right now it wont make a chemical reaction with the paint im spraying on) then I will spray 2 "dry coats" of paint on the car one day apart and then 2 "wet coats" of paint after that. of coarse after that I will let it continue to cure for 2 weeks and rub "paint cutter" to remover minor imperfections. Now for my questions, is there anything that I typed that isn't necessary, and are there any things i didnt mention that I should do? And should I prime over bondo or should I just paint over it?