Building on the success of the fender, I repeated the same steps for the tank - there was just more to mask. I was able to mask off the laced sections without ever having to cut the tape with a knife. I just carefully followed the center of the pinstriping tape.
Once I had those sections taped off, I suspended the tank using some wire. You can see the underbelly of the tank is still silver as I never bothered to cover it with red paint since it was going to be black anyway.
I proceeded to cover the tank with a few coats of Gloss Black.
Then I peeled off the blue tape and pinstriping tape and was delighted with the results. Like the fender, there was some gray ghosting where I did the airbrushing. Again, this would disappear with the transparent red coat that would come next.
After a few coats of transparent red, it all blended together beautifully. Sorry the bizarre perspective in this photo - I swear the tank is smaller than my Road King. It's tough to get a good pic in my garage.
I'll give it a week for the paint to fully cure. Then it's getting wet sanded, clear coated, and buffed. I can't wait. It has turned out far better than my expectations.