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Plastic silver/aluminum dashboard trims paint...

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I am looking forward to the next long week-end (at least here in IE) to take care of something that bugs me since the day I got my 159: my interior trims, especially the ones on the wheel and the central console, are all scratched/ruined, most likely courtesy of the previous owner wearing rings and, possibly, petroleum-based hand cream (in some places the paint is actually faded to black in the shape of fingertips!).

Now, I have quite an extensive experience with model building/making, so the sanding/prepping/priming/painting part won't be an issue. I searched a bit and found a few people who repainted their trim with good results; The one thing I can't seem to find about is what type of paint they used!

My main concerns are two: paint durability and smell. I would be inclined to use an acrylic aluminum/steel paint, then top it off with some satin clear, but I doubt about its resilience. On the other hand, the "auto paint" spray cans you find in parts dealers are strong, but also have a strong smell that lingers for weeks! Can anybody share their experience?

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