Like others have stated, the key to an awesome paintjob is prep work. My buddy and I once painted my old GT in 3 days and it came out great. The factory black paint wasn't too bad but the car had been keyed when the PO had it and I couldn't stand to look at it. We used a DA to sand it with 180, 220, then finished with 320 before priming it. After is was primed we wetsanded the whole car with 400 then 600 before laying a few coats of sealer then the paint. I really wouldn't recommend a metallic paint to a first time DIY'er. Too many things can go wrong IMO(mixing paint wrong, tiger stripes) If you choose to go with Sonic Blue just take your time and be sure to mix every cup exactly the same. Dupont Chroma Base, PPG, and Martin Senour(Napa) are all quality paints I have used throughout the years.
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