I'm going non-painted now. I haven't decided what to paint my bike yet but I want the fairings on there once I get the bike running. On my bike only few fairing bolts are exposed and if necesarry I can order individual bolts that are painted.
Answers from the website:
1. Button head stainless steel screws are used throughout these kits. They are all made of 18-8 stainless steel and have a higher resistance to yield than the regular factory steel screws. (No clue wether that is better, worse, same)
2. The colored screws are color coated with a baked on powder coat enamel that is cured at temperatures ranging from 400°F to 450°F. The coating is extremely resistant to chipping, scratching, or peeling. Only the head of the screws are powder coated to prevent build-up in the thread grooves. The type of powder coat used is known in the industry as a TGIC or (triglycidyl isocyanurate) powder. This powder is commonly used on wheels (automotive & motorcycle), motorcycle frames, and aluminum extrusions. This coating is not indestructible but is far superior to paint and anodizing.
The Chrome is actually a polished stainless steel finish. By polishing the stainless steel screw head to a mirror finish, the finish of the polished stainless steel exceeds the chrome plating shine and includes the superior corrosion resistance of stainless steel.
I did like this answer they had under the FAQs
Q: Is there any weight advantage to these bolts (They say more but this part is a "Key Note" they put at the bottom)
A: KEY NOTE: The weight savings of any aftermarket fairing screw kit is very minor, if any. So minor in fact that the difference of whether you ate a big dinner or are wearing your boots vs. your gym shoes is likely to have a much larger impact. Trying to save weight on your bike by changing the fairing bolts is like trying to lose weight by getting a hair cut
Looks like the pic didn't take on the other post. So here is a direct link to my flickr with the pic...