Need some advice on body and paint work. This car has been sitting for about 15 years under primer with 99% body work done. But now it has some surface rust in area's were the primer is thin, has some bubbling around the trunk lip, and has a few dings here and there. I plan to tackle this car my self, and this is my first paint job. I have been thinking about using a single stage system (Urethane) that I was told is easy to use and save a bunch of work, and money.
Here is the plan, I plan on sanding the car down with 220 grit to remove most if not all the old primer, then come back with a primer sealer. Now after this do I need to use a regular primer over top of the sealer? I mean can this sealer be sanded, and painted right over?
I plan to use a DA 380 grit for final work down, then possibly blocking the car out with a 400, or will 380 work ok?
I know very little about paint mixing etc. So adding the activator, and hardener etc.
How many coats of paint will the car require? I was thinking two minimal, 3 tops.
I'm thinking that 1 gallon will do it. I mean when you reduce it down properly, doesn't 1 gallon of paint equal 1 1/2- 1 3/4 gallons?
I will have lots of questions in the next few months, so bare with me... Here is some pics for you guys.
Remember this car has been sitting in this condition for at least 15 years.