Well, it's finally done.. Oi - that was gruelling.. KBS coatings is definitely good sh*t!! I got 1 quart of it and used probably only about 5-6 ounces... So far, I just did 1 coat - will go back and sand some parts down and throw on a second coat (though this stuff my be impervious to the effects of sandpaper)..
Anyway, it looks 10000% better! I used the "Satin" finish, but to me it looks like more of a gloss..
A few pointers in retrospect (if you plan on using KBS coatings).
1, Get the Quart Sampler Pack - it is basically 1 quart, but in four seperate 8-ounce containers. This way, you know you will have enough and you can keep what you don't use in a nice, sealed container for future use. If I did it again, I would get the sampler pack and use 1/2 of one of the 8-oz cans per use..
2, DO NOT PAINT FROM THE CAN. Get some cheap containers (the disposable Glad food containers work great) and pour the paint into those (I would use only 3-4 ounces at a time). The reason is - this paint gets very sticky and thick as it sets.. A little goes a very, very long way. If you use too much at once, it will begin to set in the container you're using and make a sticky mess! Also, do not pour the paint from directly from the can into your paint container - use a pouring lip/spout. The paint (if it gets on the seal of the can) will seal the can permanently. Finally, switch containers between each use - they're only about $1 each - it will work best to start with a fresh container and clean paint brush.
3, Use VERY little when painting - too much will pool up and you will get little micro-bubbles in the finish. Have a designated "area" you plan to cover (say, no more than 1 sq. foot at a time). If you try to paint over paint that is drying, you will find it is very sticky - this will pull the bristles off your paint brush and make a huge mess.
4, Use decent paint brushes - the cheap ones will shed their bristles - this paint gets very sticky when setting. I primarily used 1" and .5" brushes. I would have at least 2-3 of each ready to go. I didn't test it, but you might be able to clean the brushes when you're done. I made the mistake of using really cheap brushes (the $1 ones from Home Depot) with the plan to just throw them out. I found myself constantly picking bristles out of the paint.
You can also see the Poly Pro (Synergy Suspension) drag link I installed: