i painted my old cpi's and they were ok... they had a flat black look. i was thinkin about tryin to find out if they do a black ceramic coat. ive seen a grey ceramic coat.. and it had a shine to it. u might look into that. i beliee it last pretty food as well.
I didn't use neither paint shown in the picture.. I forgot the brand but i picked it up at a hot rod shop and it was ceramic spray paint 1800 degrees. Here's what I used to clean the pipes from debris.. wiped them clean with acetoned and sprayed in light coates! You have to put them on the bike and warm them up to really bake it in.. Even the area by the exhaust port holds up fine!