As an experiment, I tried painting the embossed areas and the '4 wheel'. Eventually I'll be pulling the body for metal work and paint so I'm using this as my learning curve. First I tried the side 'Jeep' areas. I could not find a stencil for them so I had ordered one of those rubber ink rollers. The roller was a piece of Chinese crap and kept falling apart. Next, to get enough to paint on the roller to work, it would run. Waste of time. I may later try the stippling brushes. Next I moved to the '4 wheel' but I got the vinyl stencil off center and slightly crooked but it was too late to pull it off. Destroyed in the process of trying. My impatience! Since I had the cardboard stencil too, I tried it but took my time getting a level mark and registration mark for centering. However, as I had read before, even trying to take my time with the stencil adhesive, you cannot get crisp lines. They were right. Looks fine from 5 feet but like crap up close. Good thing it is experimental. Wife reminded me I should wait and order another vinyl stencil. Then I moved to the Willys vinyl. But by now I had them wife involved. With the 2 of us taking our time we got it placed but had to pull both the back and top off and just working with the stencil. It requires lots of patience and semi stretching to get it placed around the embossed areas. It came out great but the paint did have some floaters but it works for now. So my lesson from this is: vinyl stencils are by far the best. Easy to do on the non embossed areas but get horizontal and center registration marks first. Around the embossed areas, take your time and it can be done. As for paint, when I get to doing Wilbur (the wagon), I'll get a stencil and let the pros paint it and clear coat it all since that will be a nice paint job.