Heck yeah, it would!
Not to bash the ones that have already painted theirs. But, internally colored plastic parts never match ones that are externally painted.
And once you paint them, it will forever look exactly like what it is - a spraybombed piece of plastic that you were too cheap and lazy to correctly fix. Looks worse than if you had just left it alone.
By the time you find paint that will actually stick and hold up to gravel, do the prep work, etc - you might as well have stuck just them in a $7 USPS Flat-Rate shipping box.
Besides, every scratch and chip just equals more paint, more work, more money and time. I personally hate painting something on a brand new motorcycle.
Might as well swap them and be done with it.
Not have to explain anything when you try selling it later.
Last edited by homer; 08-05-2010 at 12:58 AM.