Picked them up yesterday and they look great. I keep changing my mind about to anodize or not to anodize. The black and gold colors that you've seen in past photos were several coats of high quality automotive and engine paint. They look great, but I have my doubts about the durability. So I think I'm going to get about 25 gimbals/rodblock sets in gold and 40 in black. I'll leave the remainder of them unfinished and will hand polish them as I have.
I'll be posting pics this weekend of a completed set of Grado HF-2's with the polished rodblocks/gimbals and a re-cable.