mcromo, yeah you and i think alike. i'd totally throw it in the vise and then paint it black. problem is, i dont own a vise and i live in an apt complex, sigh.... the things i'd do to own a garage!!! gah!
How to have a shop vise in an apartment to permit work to be done.
Go buy yourself a nice vise, say a Record 4 inch (I have 4 & 6 and used the 4 to do the repair) or a similar clone that has decent jaws and nips up nice and square.
Get a piece of 3/4 inch or 1 inch plywood.
Drill to size where the holddown bolts go.
Go to the back, and spot face, or chisel out instead.
Size it to yield a counterbore that will accept the OD of a carriage bolt.
The idea is the that head of the carriage bolt will flush with the back side.
Mount the vise to that.
Take that plywood board and vice.
Put it on your kitchen table, say some newsprint in between for anti scratch.
Clamp it to the table with carpentry clamps.
When done, take the vise off and find a place for it, ditto with the mounting board.
It's all how you see things.
Stuff can be done.
For example, your sink is a solvent tank, as long as you are using something like Simple Green or that orange smelling stuff that is enviro friendly.
Your shower stall can be a spray booth as long as you drape properly and have the exhaust fan on.
Your oven can bake stuff.