"Nothing extra for the gas tank. There is an OEM skidplate on it.
The paint is to prevent them from stealing it in the first place, because it takes work to remove it. And it draws attention to it, maybe they'll take notice of the VIN as well and move onto another vehicle."
I'm joking. I thought the root problem here is that the scrappers know these are stolen and really just don't care. I hope the paint helps. Not much to do to deter thefts as long as there is melt/scrap value in the components and the scrappers will buy clearly stolen parts. I would hazard that the scrappers make more money on the stolen ones since they can likely pay less for something that appears stolen but still get the same value from the platinum.