Those moldings around the windows are not metal. They are urethane like the bumper covers and drip rail molding are. I've painted quite a few of them, and you need to use a product for urethane such as SEM's line of flexible primer surfacers and paints. They also sell a flexible filler for the deep imperfections. I sanded mine down a lot and used the SEM surfacer to level it all out. 20 years later it's still looking like new. They have a sealer you can spray on it before you lay paint on it, but I didn't use that. I sprayed a wet coat of surfacer on it and sanded it with 400 then painted it. I'm not sure what metal you were finding in it, but it could have some sort of subframe under it that helps keep it's shape, but I have never seen it.
Car looks like it's coming along. Where are you located?
92 coupe, pictured^, coyote power with turbo.
93 coupe, 2.3 turbo 5spd
93 calypso no option coupe, 94 GT, 90 Coupe, 82 coupe, 12 5.0 6spd, 14 gthig gt auto.
Last edited by nxcoupe; January 12th, 2016 at 03:09 PM.