I've got this stove completely apart (had some leaks at joints around top piece). I want to reseal it and clean it up and paint it. Any suggestions? Particularly, are all furnace cements about the same or are some superior? Are all water base or are some oil base? Also, regarding paint - any recommendation as to what's best? Has a crack most of the way across fireback (piece with 1977 cast in it). I used a couple of short pieces of 1/4 x 1 flat bar with two 1/4" bolts apiece to bridge across crack in two spots. I don't suppose the minute amount of air leakage through that crack will affect anything. Am I right? Oh, also I would think the furnace cement in a tube (for caulking gun) would be the best to use, correct? Thanks.