One of the improvements I have planned for the Abrams is adding the anti-slip texture to the hull and turret. In most pictures you will see that this coating is quite evident on the real vehicle but missing in this kit. So after a monster masking session using tape and masking fluid I sprayed the hull and turret with Rust-oleum textured paint. The shade I used was desert bisque.
The paint leaves a very nice textured surface which replicates the anti-slip very nicely. After removing all the masking the result is very neat and effective. Under a coat of paint the effect will look very realistic.