wash with simple green
dry realy well
apply a thin coat of your paint, wait about 15 minutes and then repeate four to seven times
wait 24 hours and then apply a thin coat of clear acrylic, wait 15 minutes and then repleate about five times
wait 24 hours and then install back into your car.
NOTE: after painting your color, a wait time of ATLEAST 24 hours is nessasary or else your clear-coat will "melt" your paint and it will be uneven.
NOTE2: after adding the clear-coat, you should wait another 24 hours befor installing into your engine bay, or else pebbles and dirt will get attached to your fresh coats of paint... and also, your plastic clips will stick to the freshly painted plastics and will be a pain in the arse to remove when you descide to take the plasics out again.
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