Ages ago I chipped the paint taking the tank off. I touched it up using a brush but never got around to flatting it back again. A quick and simple job to sort out, 5 minutes wet sanding tops....
Predictably it didn't take 5 minutes, not only did I break through to the red underneath the black but the craters left by the chip were still there...
Took a couple of cycles of filling and flatting back but I reckon I've got it done now.
While I was waiting for the putty to harden I prepped the badge for spraying by giving it a thorough clean with gun-wash.
I then laid on three thick coats of rattle can acrylic.
I'll leave it for at least a few days before flatting back to reveal the areas that weren't etched.
Meanwhile I need to decide what to do about the tank, I may be able to fill in with a brush otherwise its time to get the paint gun out.