I would LOVE to see a photo of your levers!!Mark Kelly said:I did the opposite. I dislike carbon so I painted the forks and ergo levers: a blue undercoat, then translucent silver then a top coat of a chameleon paint (the ones that change colour with viewing angle: this one is purple / green so the effect is the top half of the spectrum: green / blue / violet).
I also agree that the aluminum needs to be prepped with "etching primer" before painting. Since levers are a fairly high-wear item, paint won't stick around too well without this additional pre-painting step.