I recently bought a VC Vigilant off CL. It is in great shape with minor surface rust. Started cleaning it up last night with the intention of painting it with flat black high temp but after looking at the results of the wire wheel I don't want to paint it now. Is that a bad decision? My VC Resolute doesn't have any paint on it and the cast still looks great. A friend of mine with a VC puts a coat of paint on every spring to cover up any hot spots that effected the paint job... Don't want to make more work for myself by painting but want to make the stove last as long as I can. Thanks in advance for any advice.