The chrome plating on the blower assembly looks great, but there are some builds where a dull finish will look better. You can give the blower assembly a great brushed aluminum look by giving it a few coats of flat clear. You can place the blower assembly on a piece of cardboard or on another surface that you don’t mind getting paint on and paint it there. The problem with that approach is that you won’t be able to get the flat coat on the bottom of the assembly. Try this instead: Remove one of the screws from the bottom of the blower and insert a wood skewer into the hole. You can then use it to hold the assembly while you paint all areas of the blower assembly. Try to use an enamel-based clear, such as Dupli-color’s Crystal Clear Flat Acrylic Enamel, because it will be less likely to affect the other colors that you add to the assembly. Applying a few mist coats should do the trick.
Flat clear gives the chrome a brushed aluminum look.