I had the steel painted after wire wheeling it and sanding it for hours and hours. I then brought it to a bodyshop. I know the owner and he hooked me up. I would have done it at home but did not feel like a black polka-dotted house. It came out good. I then put the wood on it. Almost complete. Next up the wiring and the aux. lights. Go here to see the pics. http://www.tjsperformance.com/chevytruck.htm T.J.