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After the black treatment, the dash and bezels were prepped for a new coat of red.
The gray is a surfacing primer to ensure a smooth finish.
The exterior of the car had a few areas that needed some red as well, like anywhere we added new sheetmetal and disturbed the paint. These areas were cleaned, body filler was applied and sanded where necessary, primed, sanded, and painted in a matching red. Remember, the customer did not want us to paint the whole car at this point, so we were tasked with a blend.