getting the painting done. the former nickel plated parts are being chrome painted. low buck affordable approach, this can always be blasted/painted and replated in a professional restoration by someone else. I just want to get it looking decent, cracks fixed, sealed up, and in burning condition. parts are being carefully wire brushed and wire wheeled, and hand painted with a brush. it's just too hot and humid to be sandblasting, spraying paint, and making a big mess in the yard- and no time. the hot sun makes an awesome free enamel baking oven.