Rattle-can gloss black lacquer is the color of the day for the dash. Before painting, sand it smooth and clean it with a wax and grease remover. Then, spray the dash with primer and wet-sand it with 400-grit paper; after it dries, blow on the gloss black. We used Duplicolor gloss black. You should use a lacquer paint so, when it's dry, you can color-sand it to a high-gloss finish with 1,500- or 2,000-grit.