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Don't be afraid to have a go at it, just remember that good preparation will make or break the job, and don't try to rush it. I would also advise doing the work under cover, due to the moisture in the air at this time of year. All you would really need is (an orbital sander with various grades of abrasive paper from 80 - 400 grit - for removal of the rust on the arches; a rust inhibitor such as Kurust for applying to those sanded surfaces - to ensure that there are no latent rust spots remaining; an aerosol of grey primer; an aerosol of your car's colour; it doesn't look metallic - so no lacquer required; various sheets of wet & dry paper - fine grades for rubbing between coats; some rubbing compound for blending the new paint with the surrounding; masking tape - for limiting overspray; and that's it! You can do the work (all materials and even buying a decent orbital sander for less than 100), just allow a full day (or even better) a weekend for the job to be done. I agree that applying underseal is also a good idea. If I can help further, let me know.
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