After the first coat goes on, let it dry (about 2-3 hours, and put on the second coat. I did two extra coats (3 total) and really like the look. It has a lot of texture and substance to it. The pictures don't show it, but it is at least a 1/4 thick.
I ALMOST sanded down the posts, but decided to leave them in and just coated over them. My thinking was that if I ever did want to put the cladding back on, I would need them there. If I did it again, I would remove them first, but I guess it looks decent with them on, in an "industrial" sort of way. Plus, the liner fills in around them nicely by the second coat, so they are really just nuibs now, and nothing is going to catch on them.
I also included a shot of the rear bumper so you can see the difference. I didn't do the front or rear covers because those are coming off and getting replaced with Kevin's stuff...as soon as he ships them to me...
Overall, I love the look. I also didn't have to worry about overspray like the spray on guys, but this was a bit more work. Either option looks like a decent one; just depends on your preference.
- Bill (formerly VetteDriver)