Metal prep, polishing, rust removal, and even buffing can be accomplished
If you're using pneumatic tools, or especially if you're painting or prim
A dryer setup or moisture separator is critical to the proper outcome o
Even if you're only going to get your ride into primer, you'll still nee
A computer in your workshop? Not necessarily, but close by so you can use it to
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO TAPES
Shameless plug? Yes siree! The Paintucation video set is a must
The learning curve for doing your own bodywork can be frustrating and painful, but it doesn't have to be. Having the right tool for the right job is more than half the battle, and making a game plan before you start melting down your credit card is very important. You don't have to buy the best of everything to get effective results, but spend your money wisely; and remember that good value sometimes comes with a bigger price tag.
If you enter into this field with an open mind, a reasonable budget, and a willingness to study some basic techniques and principles, you can get excellent results right out of the gate!