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Thanks for the great feedback guys, but it aint happening. I started sanding the tank down yesterday, and the colors and layers are different, and it looks like shit. I'm pretty bummed about that, but I at least now I get the oppertunity to learn how to use a spray gun :D
 

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I think it can look cool. Pics of the first try man!!
 

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we gotta fly there tie ya down and force ya to doit! ;)
 

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Just lay down the colors you like and give it a try........
Would I be able to use a rattle can? Is the paint "thick" enough after say, 3 coats? I'm a little worried about painting it and then sanding, only to find that the layers are too thin, and I can't really afford to go and dump a whole lotta cash on paint ATM.
 

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You could always just mimic the effect with three different colors instead of trying to actually make it happen
 

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The thing with rattle can paint is that it's not hardened, so it sands away very very quickly. I'd do a couple heavier coats of each color, giving at least overnight for each color to dry before spraying the next. Sand as you want, when you're happy, get a can of SprayMax 2K clear. It's a 2-part rattle can, you "activate" it, which releases a vial of hardener into the can. Then clear over your job to prevent nicks and scratches. Gasoline will also readily take off non-hardened paint, something to consider for a gas tank.
 
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