Couldn't get the existing alu plug out, I'd like to save the look but if I have to have the whole fork resprayed then so be it.
Things have moved on at a pace. I've obtained a nice 600EX aero post, some elusive white Benotto tape and a Dura Ace front skewer. Just need white cables and tub cement.
I set myself a budget of £300 max including the original purchase and a respray, and it looks like I've stayed well within that. Hopefully I'll have it back by the end of April. And ready to race once again in June.