I was reading a book today on How to restore your classic musclecar and in it they told how to dip small and large parts in semi-gloss black paint to duplicate the factory process. I've done this myself on smaller parts but they told how to do it for larger, longer parts without having to buy a 5 gallon bucket of paint. They fill the bucket or whatever container that they are using with water, then they pour enough paint onto the surface to give 1 or 2 inches of depth. Then they just dip the parts into the water and as they pull them out the black paint sticks to the piece. Never thought of this myself, just seems like it would be inviting rust or bubbles later on down the line, but they swear by it. Anybody out there done this? Of course you have to use an oil based paint so it won't mix with the water. Just thought I'd share the info and I'm gonna give it a try!