Once you rework the entire front clip and headlight/grill/bumper assy' to fender fitment it is not that terrible. The mold quality on this piece has not gotten better over time, that is for sure. Great body color! This is definitely one of those kits that we love to hate.
Summary text at the end of the video states that all were applied over a black base coat. I have only used Spaz Stix once thus far, but the results are incredible. I used Tamiya gloss black lacquer for my base coat with zero issues. I may try Curt's tip with using a royal blue base as that may soften it finish for some other parts. I will not give up on Alclad, but for sheer brightness the Spaz Stix has my vote.