The only reason for the caliper covers was that I wanted to see the green trim on the car before committing. Same with the hood stripes - they are removable. Now that I know I like the trim style, I will convert to painted.
Ironically, I just received the paint from UPS today, so this weekend will be painting the Brembos (have to showcase that logo!). The rims need an update too - the black plastidip is fading...