Congrats on the midnight. On my midnight I painted my Samson pipes black with 1200° header paint. It is way cheaper then ceramic coating, and easy to touch up the spots where they drag in the twisties.
Yes. I sanded them some so they we a little rough. Then several coats of paint. My buddy powder coated the pipes on his sportster and he was asking me about my paint because to touch his up he has to re powder coat them. He is going to use the high temp paint this time. Cheaper, and real easy to touch up. I have touched them up with the pipes still on the bike, I just slide cardboard behind them. Here is a link to the paint I used. http://www.duplicolor.com/products/engine.html I used the stuff on the right in the picture. I bought it a WalMart for about $4 a can.
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