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Previously on other drives I've used Halfrods own sprays, Plastikote and Hammerite, none of thes egave me a nice enough texture that looked and felt like a factory finish, but this time i chose Holts autospray from work as it had the special acrylic mixture, the black I used gave a very fine finish, smooth to the touch and unlike the others it did not leave a "splodge" if you accidently overspray one particular area, just let it settle for 30 mins in open air outdoors and it soaks in and sets with a clean finish.
there was NO preparation done beforehand apart form removing the fascias, the Holts Acrylic based spraypaint is very plastic friendly, the acrylic mixture helps this, a thin fine even layer on each coat helps the overall finish too. I could have used a primer but I've never really been fond of them on finished plastics like fascias. I used 3 coats, the first two drying for ten mins then the 3rd a quick spray with a thin film, dont worry if it looks like its all blotted or specked during this phase, it WILL settle to a fine finish, this is if you use holts acrylic based paint!
all in all I'd say about an hour for the whole thing to be done :p another hour to let it dry
Also here's how it looks after a complete few hours and in detail the....detail
some slight grain from jpeg compression must be excused!
Thanks for viewing