I sprayed the Tamiya Mica Blue lacquer (it comes in a spray can), and freehand brush painted the Testors enamel Gloss Black so masking was not an issue.
For the decals, I used a few off the sheet. Head and taillights, Supercharger scripts, and I cut the crossed flags from the Fuel Injection scripts. I also used a couple deals from the leftovers box for the license plates.
Once decorated, I clear coated it and that eliminated any brush strokes in the black.
I also swapped on new resin wheels as well as soft tires I mastered and cast.