Quoted from GCS2000:
Would it not have been better to do powder coating? This seems like a ton of work for you.
It was already powder coated to start with and that helps but powder coating is a limited finish in a lot of ways. You can’t powder coat plastic parts. You can’t control much of the outcome of them after it hits the oven. It almost always has trash or dry spray areas that I can’t accept.
For me it is better to handle any single thing I can here in house.
I don’t have the down time and disappointments that way. If I don’t like something I just keep working on it until I do and while that can seem like a set back at times in the end it feels better to address the way I personally feel about something I’ve done than it would just to hope no one else will notice or care.