I got some chrome saddlebag supports from ebay that had too much rust to clean up and look good. I just roughed them up with some 80 grit sand paper and spray painted them. 80 grit may have been excessive, but that's what I had laying around. Make sure you get self etching primer though. I did one with regular spray primer, and it didn't stick very well. Looked pretty good when I got done and I'm certainly no pro when it comes to painting.
Mom, I'm not wearing my helmet only for the purpose of taking this picture and
the background was digitally blurred to make it look like I'm going really fast.