I'll scrap the powder coat idea, I forgot about curing and ovens and such...
And I actually considered Skips idea of polish and clear coat, but that would be blinding on a sunny day, even with sunglasses.. So that leaves 2 options I can think of, prime and paint, or re-anodizing, is that an option anyone has tried? Or more importantly, is re-anodizing even a valid option? I'm just not up to speed on the process, but I'm sure it's done everyday somewhere..