i know how much trouble it is to paint and make it look good. unless you have a state of the art paint booth, my advice is to take to a professional, so if it turns out like shit, you can blame them. there are a lot of variables when shooting paint, how much dust in the air, moisture, time of day, temperature, etc. o ya and clearcoat, damn thas another thing you have to worry about. well this are all the factors you have to contend with in order to get a good paint job. one thing is for sure, you can mess up really easily.