As far as what type of paint works best, Hoffman recommends urethane or epoxy and warns against lacquer (unless it is a “trick” paint that is only available in lacquer), which may not hold up well against exposure to gas. Lacquer’s vulnerability to fuel comes from its reversibility. Lacquer, even after it dries, is still lacquer and can be thinned by a solvent or thinner. Since gas can act as a solvent, carelessness at the fuel pump can damage lacquer paints. Products like urethane or epoxy, which mix two or three parts to form a new compound that cannot be reversed, provide a more durable finish. Remember, shops that offer their own warranty are confident enough in the quality of their work and materials to back up their craftsmanship with a contract.