So far so good. I am in the middle of a refurbishing job on a 1909 Singer treadle. I have the cabinet under control, my question concerns the iron stand. I have removed all the rust and WD 40'd the whole frame. What is the consensus on painting the treadle irons? Is that a good thing to do, just matte black or does it completely destroy the "vintage" feel? I need opinions! Thanks!