I don't know if you have a tech school in your area or not...If you decided not to paint yourself, but didn't want to shell out the $$ maybe you could take it in there? At our school the autobody classes would really take there time with cars, and they really came out great. It was supervised by the instuctor and you'd only have to pay for the paint. I'm not sure if it's like this all over, but at our school they did some great paint jobs and really took their time. Just a thought....If I had an older one, I'd do it. Good luck whatever you do.
1994 C 280 117.5k, White (Good as new)
1997 Toyota Camry 149k Miles (Not so pretty anymore)
1990 190e 2.6 95k (Sold-Should not have)
1981 240d Stick ??? Miles...sold