Ken, if I may, acid-washed look with powder coat CAN be done (I wont show examples here, because I dont want to clutter your business thread), but yes it is a bit speckled with certain color combinations. It is also an overly involved process and involves the use of chemicals, you also cant see the finished product until it is baked so there is a lot of trial and error.
Just wanted to let you know.
The fades you do are just
That blue to purple is phenomenal.