little hint, to smooth it, get your finger wet. It won't stick to your finger then. easier to smooth. I still ended up sanding mine quite a bit with a random orbital sander (lol, woodworking skills on a bike). It turned out though. Just rattle can satin black on it for now, but i am going to use duracoat on the tank and tail this summer. going to be the same color as my ar-15. HAHA. black gun + black bike = win!