I planned on getting up before sunrise today to get a couple coats of paint on the frame. Luckily, on the way home from work last night a cool front came thru and I was able to get three good coats of silver on and even finish off the frame with three more coats of clear. The picture doesn't do the paint job justice but it is very shiny and it sparkles too! Wahoo! I might actually finish this year. Of course, now that i'm not going with a bare frame, I've already cleared the bare fenders. I'm not going to have time to repaint them before the deadline so they are staying bare until I have more time to paint them to match the frame. Oh well, at least I got one disaster averted.