EDIT: Due to the need for a booth to paint in, this thread kinda' went off the rails. gggGary graciously agreed to move it to the lounge and rename it to more correctly show it's NOT about painting tins. As soon as the "awesome booth" is finished, I'll put in a link to the thread about painting. If you've been following my SG resto thread you know that I've just finished painting my tank and covers. To say I was surprised by the response is an understatement. I had no idea so many of you wanted to do your own quality paint job. So here we are. This thread will be "Tank painting 101" ... or "Painting for dummies." Here's our donor tins.... The tank still has the original Yamaha purple on it. So, an 80something(?) special. There's a little rust on the inside, but overall not too bad. Also a right special side cover. I need to hunt up a left. Anybody out there have one? Bueller? So... what I'm going to do is go through step by step on how (I) do a quality paint job. De-rusting the inside, strip, bodywork, painting and cut and finish for that better than new shine. Comments and pointers on better ways to do things welcome. Here's the twist, when these tins are done, they're going up for sale here in the classifieds. It's too cold here today to get started... for the next couple days actually. There's gonna be another twist along the way... Stay tuned.