Damn it! My garage is full of sand paper too! I didn't realize that I could sand that metal. That does make sense though. ace - Does he start off with 600 or 800 grit paper? And does he use any kind of lubricant like water or detailing spray? I was going to repaint jugs, heads and case Metallic Black next weekend, but now I might give one more shot at shining up the covers first...... Awww, screw it. I'm ready to start painting this thing!