I had the cabinets cut by a friend with access to a CNC machine. He came up with a great idea to help line up the mitered corners on all the panels which you can see in the first two pictures. This eliminates the lines you might get that would eventually telegraph through a painted finish.
I decided to try Dupli-Color Metalcast paint for this project. After priming and sanding for paint (lots of sanding), I sprayed the Metalcast base coat. As you can see from the pictures, I had problems getting it to coat with an even color. I kept getting light spots in some areas and dark spots in others. The whole thing feels smooth and when viewed up close you can't see this, so I'm not sure what is causing it. I'm hoping that the color coats will cover it. After checking a couple test pieces, I decided to go with red laid down first followed by a coat of orange. Above is the first coat of red. I'll be spraying the orange tonight and will post pictures soon of what that looks like.