It turns out the the process is really not that good of an idea for RAS owners.
They typically strip and then bake the items to get them clean and über dry. Then they coat and bake them to finish.
This process changes the tolerances of the aluminum parts enough to make them essentially worthless.
Live and learn... no more GWIs for me. It's "Go big or go home". I will keep my 925 and switch my attention to turning my flawed 3526 into a perfectly functioning Medium Arm GA.