Dude! Love it. I've been doing all the maintenance on a local field's rental fleet and recently started restoring all of their 98s.
I don't have any before pictures of those two... You can imagine, though... The old paint was pealing off everywhere and they were gross. The abuse was depressing, and we decided that renters would feel better about playing if they have nicer guns.
Those are the only two I've gotten to powdercoat so far, though. Out of around 100 guns before next March.
I'll be keeping an eye on your project, too!