I'll be watching this, thanks for posting the clean up. This fall I will overhaul mine, too. Needs new knobs, ignition and grill. Replaced the flavour bars a couple of years ago. My 10 year old burner looks better than some one and two year old burners (not Weber) I've seen. Bought a back up old Weber for when this one dies, should overhaul it at the same time while parts are easy to find. Love these grills.
P.S. Where are you getting the parts so cheap? I'm thinking of doing some cross-border shopping.