The skins and skin panels were cleaned with acetone and shot with a coat of self etching aluminum primer. Then the stationary panels were glued to the skins and they look nice. I always try very hard to keep any glue from seeping into the edges so it has a nice crisp look.
Several panels that will be on hinges were singled out to get a coat of white kind of as another test to be sure on the shade of white. They both came out very nice and I'm 100% confident with my inexpensive lowes brand of white satin paint. With the dome pretty much complete and the body coming together and soon to be white, a droid is starting to take shape.