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I did all the rust fix, bondo, prep, sand down the entire car. DIY paint booth. Paint and materials ~$1000. Paint booth time $400. Hours put into the prep about 60. I made the mistake of trying to fix all the paint chips by spraying, sanding. I should have used paint stripper, removed the old finish, primed and sealed, then top coat and clear. There's about 30 hours of fussing with the hood to get it flat and finished. HTH
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