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Flaking Paint on Tank Decals

Over time the black paint has started flaking off of one of my tank decals. I want to restore them to their former glory and I was wondering if anyone had any particular paint recommendations (my thought was to just touch it up by hand - I'm a professional artist). One shot? Regular acrylic and clear coat? I'm used to working on canvas, not vehicles (although I'm changing that soon).

I imagine it was caused by a little gasoline dripping down the side of the tank and stripping the paint on the decal. I've been very careful to avoid that but sometimes shit happens. It seems dumb to have put a paint that gasoline can strip on something meant to go on the friggin tank. Any tips on avoiding this problem in the future?
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