I've my hinges off and cleaned up with flap disc, sand blaster (and grinder on the back where there was a lot of pitting). I'm planning on painting them with Steel-It cause I think I'll like the look. But, before I paint them, should I take the pin out and separate the hinge halves? Or can I paint is as one piece. Is trying to get the pin out asking for trouble. I saw the thread on the cool stainless hinges with brass bushings - very sexy. But I'm fine with what I have. And, can I just degrease these and paint? Or do I need to do any else first.