I bought a used red and black GS with Jesse Safari luggage, powder coated silver with a hammered-like finish. I'd like to have black luggage. I don't care about the finish, just as long as it's not a glossy black or a flat black. Here are my options: 1. Remove all the external hardware, including the rubber gaskets on the lids (no doubt destroying them in the process), strip the silver powdercoat off the boxes with some vile, messy, chemical, and powder coat the luggage satin black. I won't do this unless I have replacement gaskets in hand before attempting to remove the original ones. Jesse sells a $40 gasket replacement kit, (plus $25 shipping) that would contain enough gasket material for the lids. I haven't yet tried to source the gasket material locally. Cost for the powder coating alone - $100 plus the cost of the gaskets, if I do everything else. $200 plus the cost of the gaskets if they do the stripping. 2. Remove all the external hardware, leave the gaskets on the lids and the silver powder coat, and have the boxes done in black Line-X with a polyurethane final coat to keep the finish from fading. Cost $115 3. Remove all the external hardware, leave the gaskets on the lids and "rough up" the silver powder coat by sanding, and have the boxes painted satin black. Cost $175 for the prep, primer, & paint. 4. Sell the silver boxes and buy something black. (Cost - unknown) 5. Buy silver plastic from BMW. (Cost - $$$$$!) 6. Get over it. Silver IS the new black. (Cost - $0) I'm trying to look at this with durability and resale value in mind.