What does everybody do on their saw restorations? Painting a saw can really make it look like a million bucks, but after all, it is a chainsaw so it's gonna get scratched up some. Pros: You have a new looking saw that just looks better. Cons: If you paint one part on the saw it will look funny if you don't paint the rest of the saw. Somtimes paint colors will not match. Paint doesn't agree with chemicals, gas, cleaners, etc, and you really end up with a mess, even after it has cured. Saw doesn't have nastalgia look anymore. It will end up looking like a used saw in a couple years anyway. I usually end up painting my saws, To me the look of a clean saw outweighs the cons most of the time, kind of a sense of pride with the equipment your working with.