I'm looking for expert - semi-expert help and opinions. Please don't judge me cause I've never done this before...cause I'm going to do this with or without you. If I set my mind to something I always accomplish my goal one way or another and I'd love your help!
I recently bought a 1999 MKIII Jetta and I'm trying to make it a presentable DD. It's tornado Red with some minor blemishes. The bumpers, door handles, and spoiler are all oxidized (as usual) and they look like crap. I want to paint the car red then top bumpers, door handles, and side moldings black.
I was going to paint those parts only, but now I'm considering the whole sha-bang! I've never painted a car before, but I've done a lot of spraying with HVLP guns on houses, so I know how to use a gun well.
1.) Please list the pros and cons of a single stage or multi-stage paint.
2.) What type of paint should I used for the door handles, top bumpers, and side moldings (the side moldings are currently smooth)
3.) How should I prep the oem painted (yet oxidized bumpers)?
4.) What additives, if any should I use on the bumpers?
Please add to this list if you care to.
I look forward to your input.