I agree the high heat cements apply easily and last a long time also High Heat Paints are readily available in many colors and some are even textured so you can get the kids or the missus to help with the "design". Restoration is useful and fun and when you're done hopefully you'll have a place to Park it. Congrats on the rescue and have fun!
ParkAQ Nick - Park it. Grill it! Eat It!