These are no Steve Garo or Eric Estlund brazes. I'll hind my beginner mistakes under paint.
I dunno, the raw clearcoat idea was the best and worst I've had. your (my) mistakes are so obvious you hate them the more you see them, and the reminder that everyone's going to see them really pushes you to improve both brazing and filing
having said that,
good filing can make all difference, or you can fill in the sketchy bits with silver,then sand-
though if you are painting, your painter will know a lot of tricks to help you out, filler, etc.
here's four bikes of the ten or so I've done with clearpowdercoat.
turned out well, you have to be careful to use the same pressure, direction and motion in final sanding.it's a bitch.
there's a tiny bit of brass, under the seatstay I didn't remove brass from, it's only about 0,05mm thick, you wont' ever notice it under paint, but on posting this picture I noticed it.
the fillets should follow the tube with an exactly round ring. not a fail, but should have done better.
the same model with paint,
saves a lot of patience, but, the others are more interesting.
ps, there's a discussion on prollyisnotprbably on clearcoats, some good info, and a fair bit of noise.