If you go the decal route for your trim plate, you will still need to find one that doesn't have any major blemishes or cracks in it or similar with it. Any imperfections or issues with the face of the plate will "transfer" to the decal when you put it on.
The replacement polished aluminum one from the Fiero store is nice. I got one and it is more comfortable than the original. It is a decent option. It is thick enough that defects underneath are not an issue.
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Originally posted by Lou6t4gto: the Dash and console & AC plates in mine, I used "wrinkle finish" Black paint, has a stock European look.
I actually thought about doing that once. And one of the good things about doing something like that is minor imperfections in the parts would not be an issue; they would likely all get covered. I could see somebody doing the trim plates, the switch bezels and such, and it'd probably work out pretty well. Would likely go well with a dark grey dash.