I got a pretty cheap tank from ebay that somebody had spray bombed black. They must have stripped the factory paint from it before they did that, so I went ahead and sanded most of the paint off the tank. When I was done for the night, I threw it on the bike as is. I'm actually thinking of leaving the little dings and clearing it as is, or getting all the old paint off and polish it, then clear it raw. Whaddya think?