I'm no fan of the modern Ford truck that Jimmy Shine did, but I was able to look at it and see something I really liked. A few of the trim parts were painted and had an effect applied that made them look like brushed aluminum. The two late model Lincolns in the bay next to the truck had the same paint on the grilles and other trim parts. I liked it. Some were a satin/matte finished and some had a thick shiny clearcoat over the trim. I'm less interested in that, but it shows that they thought that the finish could hold up without a heavy protective coat. So, how's it done? And don't point me to the craft store with the fake marbling kits. I don't think that stuff will hold up on a car.