I will be doing bodywork and primer (and possibly top coat) myself. I know some of you have done those things before and I want your wisdom. How did you do it and what would you do differently the next time? I have access to a 60gal air compressor, a DA sander, and a hardware store is located a mile away from me.

The body has no rust but does have quite a few small dents. I've already done all bodywork on the trunk lid, nose, and passenger fender. The hood has one dent and has already been sanded. The driver fender hasn't been touched yet, nor has the rest of the car. The fenders and nose are currently off the car. Sanding starts tomorrow after school.