Did it the way you suggested, and it worked just right - THANK YOU!
Swingarm going in for Powder Coating this week. I think I finally found a good and reasonably priced place. Also found a cheap and good metal stripping place.
Trying to do some home anodizing today on the kickstand - I'll post some pictures later if it works out all right. It didn't last night, but I think my acid mix hadn't yet dissolved enough.
A stupid question - can I reuse my chain after I take it off, if I remove it at the master link? It's in great shape, but obviously it needs to be removed to do the PC work.