Yes mate, I completely agree. Not the biggest fan of black hardware as it tends to be quite delicate & looks crap when marked. Do have to admit though that it does suit this kit & finish very wellI'm not a big fan of fades, but this one looks fantastic. The black hardware really ties it all together.
2 plies. I'll use single ply if I have to, just gotta be more delicate when using it though. Single ply is so much easier to puncture than a good double ply. JAW seems to be proper tension too. Seems no one is making clear. It's all hazy-white.