In reply to # 1512383 by Hot Spit Just a tip, in order to do a perfect job you will need to some how be able to index the part in exact increments. That way the spots will overlap uniformly. I can't picture that being done on a drill press without some kind of fixture. Impossible to do by hand.
Yup! I use a mark on the part and a 4' "yard stick". The big trick is holding the part on the small drill press table.
Attached photo was done on a drill press using a 2" scotchbrite pad on a rol-loc arbor. Dashboard would be done with a smaller diameter tool.