Brilliant! Now I'm more enthusiastic about wearing my old Chucks. They're the newer models, so the manufacturing isn't as good as the vintage models. I wish I knew how to deconstruct it and repair the poor assembly.
It crossed my mind not long ago when I got my new grill (a lot like yours, actually, but the smaller model), "Hmm, could I do something crazy like paint my grill and not have it look like crap?" You, my friend, have not only proven that it can work, you've proven that the results can be brilliant. Thanks also for explaining the right kind of paint to use, because my initial reaction was wondering where one finds such a paint.