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I did a thing.

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I had three hours before work. Glossy black for parts of cars sucks for fingerprints and swirls. I solved that problem this afternoon. I needed something to do to pass the time, and this was the result.

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After removing/prying the trim panel, slightly denting the aluminum trunk in the process (see below), I wet-sanded the panel and pony with 600 grit, and applied four coats of the same trim paint I used on my louver trim.

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The end result isn’t that bad IMO. A decklid panel I can touch and close the trunk with and not worrying about scratching or getting finger prints on. Also easier to clean!

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The little dents (love taps) are hardly noticeable, conveniently in spots eyes won’t look at and I can’t be bothered to spend $$$ to fix what isn’t that bad. More character I say. 

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