well, for certain find a maintenance manual for your year and model... and try to keep your eye out for an electrical schematic. I see them floating around once in a while on ebay. Unless you have a catastrophic failure, you should be able to teach yourself how to wrench... no matter what the machine. Use the forums for tips and tricks, even though the manual says to do it one way, there is always an easier way!! Just take your time. As far as the caps are concerned... I had the exact same thing, and I too wanted black. I looked around for a local powder coating company. There are plenty of them out there. Powder coating is inherently a "green" process, so I'm sure there are plenty of them on the islands. If you can't find one, I know my shop will do it if you send it to them. They are a family owned shop, and are BIG into the military. If you can't find anything over there, let me know, I'll put you in touch with my shop. Those caps are pretty small and light, should be cheap enough to send, and I think they charged me about 25 bucks for the blast and powder together. Good luck and welcome home brother... keep the shiny side up.