Rendering that last post all but useless my perfectionism got the best of me and I re-re-finished the upper. It was just too dark and too glossy, which was attributed to a lack of heat when spraying. I used plenty this time, looks identical to the old anodizing now... Unfortunately it won't match the lower it's going on for now, not a big deal.
Some oil present so that's why it looks uneven.
Well, I'm off to manganese parkerize my lpk