I have some boards ive made for various projects and they look like crap after a week or so ... i was thinking buy some enamel spry paint and throw that on there since it prevents rusting ...?
When I was an apprentice we always painted PCBs with a thin coat of solder-through lacquer, shortly after etching and cleaning. From memory, the lacquer had some slight flux properties, and definitely didn't make soldering any harder.
Okay, here's V2 - hopefully with all the feedback incorporated correctly. The ground plane things was much easier than I anticipated. Eagle really isn't that scary after you kind of figure out how they like to do things (doing some AutoCAD in the past is a big help since they act similarly).I dumped the Molex connectors I had in favor of regular breakaway pins since the buttons no longer depend on polarity.