So I finally made the decision to go with a cafe style treatment for this bike. It was tempting to go with a stock treatment, but the plastics and some other areas would have taken time and money to get up to quality standards. The other point that made the decision easy, was that you can easily turn a café bike back into a stock machine by touching just a few areas. Those areas are the handlebars, the tank, and the seat. I decided to go to work on the tank first, as it was faded in any case. I stripped the time of paint and then use the scuffing pad to address remaining and hard-to-reach areas. Once down to mental, I sprayed it with a rattle can just prevent any oxidation. Surprisingly, it looks good just in its current state, and I am now undecided on both the color and the paint process.