Thanks, everyone, for all the helpful info.
My truck was being restored down to bare metal and then new paint ... I just got it back a few weeks ago -- after 3.5 years!! THAT'S why you haven't seen me around -- argghhh! It's was pure misery to be without my truck all that time ... and then, after I got it back, the paint is awesome! As good as it ever gets! BUT there were a ton of mechanical and electrical nightmares I had to deal with.
Anyway, I'll be washing and waxing it this weekend and will be back on the road with it next week ... I'll be posting new pics and articles on my site, too.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all!