Originally Posted by 69 widetrack
I agree sealer will minimise your chances of getting bleed through and help with any sand scratches that might show up. However, any time i do any type of major restoration I work diligently on the prep, the whole car is primed, sanded with the proper grit and go right to paint. The reason for this is that I feel the base will lay down flatter and give you a better shot at a flat, shiny clear finish. Also, the longer your in the both the more chance of getting dirt in your paint... don't get me wrong, sealer does have it's place.
To make a paint job stand out from the rest, I'll seal it and then wetsand sealer followed by paint and clear.