Apparantly, at some time, the Italian bike builders at Ducati were caught by the glitter and glamour of custom paint. Literally. They finished their bikes in several shades of Metalflake, cast into the polyester tanks.
A belgian Ducati lover gave me a tank and 4 sidecovers to paint in the original Metalflake colours of Kelly Green and Bright Red.
The tank was badly dented and had several badly repaired cracks and a small hole in it.
After sanding down, repairing with fibreglass and tank-curing the inside to prevent leaks, it was time for flakes once again.