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I would agree with the above, and would always recommend giving the items a light sanding to dull the surface and provide a good surface for the primer to 'key' to. It also gives the benefit of removing any surface contaminants which could spoil the finish. There's no need to be too aggressive with the sanding, just a general rub down with some 400 grit before priming, then use 800 - 1200 between coats will see you fine. Allow plenty of time for the job though - if you rush it, you will regret it. Needless to say, do this under cover in a warm, dry (yet well-ventilated) environment.
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