I'm at the point where it's time to start working on the cosmetic area of my 83's refurb. Although the paint isn't as bad as some I see, the bike is 40 years old after all and the paint needs help. I decided to keep the original colors and scheme but get it in shape for next summer. I am using Rest-oleum 2X because it provides a pretty good finish for the least amount of money. If you prep the surface properly and follow the directions, it does a darned good job. The only thing you have to look out for is when it's used on gas tanks and spill a lot of gas on it, it will run a little and I've found it's best in those cases to just let it dry without rubbing it with a rag or you'll end up with a mess. So far I've done the tank and side panels and am about to do the front fender. I found the original pin-striping to be in pretty good shape so I leave that in place and use it as a guide between colors. I'll try to get a snapshot of some of the pieces. I don't have the badges or final clear-coat on yet.