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Your finished vise looks great but you did way too much work. Might I suggest after disassembling sand blast all of the parts. You can pay a small fee at any machine shop to either have them or you use their sand blasting machine. Then after blowing all of the parts clean with compressed air use a powder coat paint. This will bond the paint on much stronger. When anything gets spilled on it the paint should stay.But I'm not taking away all of the hard work you put in. It looks great!