After a few thousand miles on my Desert Sled the black paint by my right heel started to rub off. At first I thought about trying to repaint, but I had recently stripped and polished the side panels and got another idea. Also, I am happy with the sound and appearance of silencer and not interested in expense of a new exhaust. Saw other posts and pictures of a polished side panels or exhaust pipes, but not this. Check it out! Maybe it will inspire you.