Our shocks are KYBs that we received from National Parts Depot. We removed the label and the glue using Goo Gone. Goo Gone is available at most home centers. We painted our shocks with Martin Senour semigloss black, and then splotched them with a dot of Testors white. If we had wanted to, we could have hidden our subterfuge by using body filler to hide the part numbers on the shocks. Use some 400-600-grit sandpaper to rough the surface, and then clean the part with precleaner. Follow that with the semigloss.