Ok, have the first two coats of primer down, now leveling the surface with body filler. Removing the stripe caused some scratches from the wire wheel. Going TDY this week so I will hopefully get it all finished next weekend. Just sayin, the prep work is the bear. But good prep work is the key to a good surface. I am not trying for something that is flawless, but I want it to look good from a few feet away at least. I will post more pics as I go. If anyone has questions feel free, but this is my first attempt at painting so I am learning myself.