Hello guys, new here. Not working on a hot rod however, I am restoring an older tractor and am looking for some tips regarding painting it. I have already done the chassis and everything, and now I'm on to the hood and fenders. Since this is the most prominent part of the machine I would like to do a nice job on it. I've sandblasted the parts in question and am working on sanding them down by hand now to prep for primer. I would like to spray them with an epoxy primer for now, and then work on my bodywork later, as I work on it somewhat sporadically, I don't want it starting to rust if I leave it in bare metal (I can see the ocean from my front step, so things rust here easily). then once I get my bodywork sorted, lay down some urethane primer. top coat I'm leaning towards base then clear urethane? I do have a can of "OEM" acrylic enamel which has yielded decent results in the past. I'm pretty sure you can spray that over a urethane primer or at least I've been getting away with it. Am I going about this the right way? I have been to 2 local auto parts stores and was kind of encouraged not to use epoxy primer at all, and just use regular primer, wash primer or self etch primer. They said "nobody uses epoxy primer, you don't need that" One guy also told me that the epoxy primer HAS to be sprayed "wet on wet" and that once you spray it you need to put a topcoat over it almost immediately. He also said that it was "highly toxic" much more so than regular paints and that you had to either have a fresh air respirator to use it, or use it outside. All of this kind of confuses me, as everything I've read online seems to say nothing about any of this? Anyway, I'm a bit of a novice painter (totally novice I wont lie), so I'm looking for any advice I can get. It seems the more I read into this stuff the more my head starts to spin, then when I try to actually buy the products it just gets even worse. Thanks for any help.