Kyle,Looking good! Since we have the same transaxle, what did you paint it with? I used a run of the mill engine rattle can paint and it’s already starting to flake off.
You’re also inspiring me to polish the rest of my frame.
Cleanliness is the key to any paint job, be it a rattle can or a professional automotive job. I first cleaned my entire transmission case with degreaser, then I media blasted it, then I used wax and grease remover for a final cleaning before spraying it with VHT engine paint (VHT is one of the best brands I have found so far) in a rattle can. No issues so far. I have used a similar method on numerous engines in the past with no issues either.