Yep, that’s the paint. Since this is cast aluminum, it’ll probably end up polished and clear-coated. So far it works well, with a light touch. Quite possibly a keeper.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
While I find all of mankind's inventions interesting, I am most enchanted by the human-scale arts and devices, the ones that can be created (and repaired) in a home workshop or studio; the ones that can be understood by looking at them; the ones that do something useful or stir admiration. Typewriters work for me.