The lathe looks great.
I would have painted it gold again.
Since you didn't' don't bother with the decal.
I always liked the Chevy red. Even though I have both Chevys & Fords I always though the Chevy blue was to close to the Ford blue. I even went as far on a motor rebuild as painting a Chevy blue motor Chevy red when I finished rebuilding it. You should have seen the smiles of the people that knew that the motor was originally blue when I popped the hood.
"Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
"If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart