I just started painting my first custom and I have some questions. First thanks to everyone for the advice about paints, taking tf's apart and getting the factory paint off. All of them worked like a dream. Now to the paint. I cleaned with alcohol and then washed soap and water, I am spraying w/ Tamiya and the paint is going on well. My first spray job a year ago was a disaster because I didn't understand color building so I just sprayed about 4 inches away and globbed it on, you can imagine that didn't turn out well. I am repainting a classics devastator and last night I got the black to go on very well so now my questions. 1. Do I always need 2 or 3 coats or does one coat suffice if I get good coverage? 2. Do I have to use a clearcoat or that future floor wax stuff? A. Is this more for looks or protection? 3. Do I have to wait a week for the spray paint to cure before I start painting in the details with a handrbrush or can I wait a day or two and do that? Thanks very much for any help you can provide me.