Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
Re: Considering a refinish on this S320
I used a few coats of duplicolor filler/primer. I warmed up the can by dipping it in a bucket of warm water and heated the room to about 25 degrees celcius. It seemed to fill up the grain a lot better by doing this so I didn't have to use as much primer. I can still "just" see some of the grain, but with a few coats of clear on it will hide the grain a bit more. It's hard to tell with white paint from a distance, but I knew full well going into this I wasn't going for a super smooth look. It's not as bad as I thought it would be at this point.
I kinda like the plain non shiny white look of it. So my next step is some satin clear coats.
To do the kamikaze graphics, I'm going to experiment with some vinyl wraps. I can score the material for stupid cheap from a friend who does signs and car wrap decals. If I don't like it, I can always take it off and still have a nice looking finish I won't have to sand off.