Well here is the final piece. I decided to go with powdercoat/clear lacquer. It came out quite nice. ( the color is a graphite/metallic flake) Final cost of the project just under $450.00 . The guys quoted me under $200.00 for my rear Slee bumper, so that and the sliders are next. Amazing, they basically "cook off" the old powder coat, sandblast, and repaint it in the same shop...amazingly inexpensive.