Last week, 3 days into the riding season, me and my Versys slid across some gravel on the left side, snapping the foot stay in the process. Since I had to wait a week to get a replacement foot stay, and because I decided to paint instead of replace my scratched plastics, I painted all of the silver plastics that my bike had.
After painting the plastics, I took it a bit further, painting the foot stays, and my levers.
Here's a pic of my left fairing after the slide:
Here's the left side, after the paint:
The painted piece is a bit duller than the unpainted piece, but it's surprisingly close.