Just in case you didn't already know, Kevin Tetz, one of the hosts on the Trucks! TV show has a series of videos/DVD's out entitled "Paintucation" that are very good when it comes to showing how to do paint and body work. When I started on my GTO, I knew -zip- -nada- about doing this sort of work. Everything I've done, I learned either through his DVD's or through the kind help of people on his Paintucation forum.
Find out more about the videos here:
(They're also available through places like Eastwood, but be careful - there are some pirated copies out there too.)
Here's a link to the forum:
There are some good folks there who know what they're doing who don't mind helping - sort of like here.
In fact, when I was struggling with a problem getting the GTO ready to paint I posted something over there and Keving called me - on the phone - and walked me through the solution. Great guy.