Paint Job

I'm doing the prep work before i have car painted. I am striping with 80-330 paper with orbital sander. I don't want to remove all the old primer, but in
some areas i have. Do I need to put primer on all the car or just areas where i hit metal. This is no showcar. 2000 Dodge Avenger but the clear coat started to peel and it looked awful. I'm not looking to invest alot of money but I will put alot of time in in. I may possibly take on the painting myself if the prep work goes well. Any ideas
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I'm about to do the same thing on my 98 Dakota. You "can't" paint over the existing clear coat. You need to primer everywhere there is bare metal. I intend on squirting primer on the entire surface I have intentions of painting so I can get a uniform color. Primer here and there will not give you that. Something to consider. I am also going to mask off "everything" I don't want any paint on. All I need to do is the roof and hood. Home Depot sells plastic drop cloths in 9 ft. x 12 ft. rolls for cheap.

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