Winter is over and the bike has done okay on its daily 40 mile round trip. Only real problem is that my engine cases are pretty corroded, especially at the front and could do with a tidy up before the summer. It is a 2004 Hinckley Triumph by the way hence the poor quality original finish. I fancy doing the covers matt black. I've not done this before because I have always been worried about what to spray the covers with that will be heat resistant and hard enough so they do not scratch down to the aluminium every time I knock them with a spanner. I am aware I need to get a stripper to remove the clear lacquer on the covers and then have to give them a polish. A couple of questions for anyone who has done this before: What is the best stripper to use to remove what is left of the original clear lacquer? What is the best thing to use to spray the covers matt black? Do they then need resealing with a matt clear lacquer and if so what is the best one to use? Thanks for any help.