I assembled the rebuilt carb on Christmas afternoon. After an overnight dip in the carb goop, I ran everything through the little ultrasonic cleaner. Then I gave the body of the carb a simple burnishing with a small brass brush on my little rotary tool. I wanted it to have a dull grey appearance, and it does just that.
Yesterday evening I fabricated a simple heat shield for the exhaust, using a scrap piece of aluminum. Hand cut, hand hammered, and hand finished with some 000 steel wool and Gojo brand hand cleaner as the abrasive. It gives it a nice slightly dull, yet smooth finish. I also like the slightly lumpy look from the hammer marks. No sharp edges either, as I managed to roll the edges for a clean, smooth look.