My lovely wife is conspiring to unite with the parents to pool some money to pay for a paint job on the fastback for me for Christmas. That said, its only going to be affordable if I put in the elbow grease and do the prep myself. I’m not going for show winning work here, just a nice shiny new coat so that everything is the same color and looks good with the nice new interior. I will eventually give it the big $ paint job in the future, but for now, I’d just like to up its status from 50 footer to 10 footer. Any info at all would be useful to help the process. Here are the facts and concerns. No air tools. Considering the budget I’m on, just getting the compressor and tools to do the work would cost as much as I have budgeted for the quickie spray. I’m concerned with primer. I’ve heard that the foundation for a decent paint job includes using components of a “system”. Meaning, don’t use the primer-in-a-can because it likely will not be compatible with whatever type of paint goes on it. Does this sound right? Type of paint. I know there are advantages and disadvantages. As far as I know, acrylic enamel would be the best compromise of price and quality. Am I missing any other good oprions? Thanks for reading the novel, and thanks in advance for any input. Here's a pic just so we can all apreciate how good a crappy paint job can look at 72 dpi.