I'm with you on the blacked-out controls and brackets. I've also done my levers and a few other bare or silver items on my SV.
The heel guards on the rearsets get beat-up pretty quickly if you wear boots with hard plastic armor. I did mine originally in about 2007, and re-did them a couple years ago.
We have done the brackets and controls on most of our bikes, including our 250 Ninja and R6 Raven.
You will find that the paint isn't going to hold up too well on areas where there is any contact.
I did mine in powder, which is a lot better, but still can be removed eventually with abrasion. Powder coating requires removal and complete disassembly, media blasting, chemical treating and masking - so it's not a small (or inexpensive) project. This last time I coated the heel guards in a texture powder to try to get more abrasion resistance. So far so good.
Luckily for me, and my boys, the cost is just labor as it's what I do for a living.
Apex Custom Coating, Powder Coating, Media Blasting, Middleton/Madison WI