hahaha, I like the chrome look better myself, but I have to admit, I have thought about doing this very thing myself. It seems that I keep ending up with the sun at just the right angle that it beams me in the face reflecting off that trim ring for some reason. It's pretty annoying.
I've been think about doing something with mine. I have more of a problem with the chrome trim pieces around the a/c vents myself. They reflect off my windshield and make it look like there is a crack.
Well I did end up doing it, how ever im not happy with the out come at all. Perhaps the paint I used not sure. I am going to possibly redo it. I removed it and put a chrome one back on I was lucky and picked up at the junk yard for a couple bucks.
The paint was dull and marked up very easily. I may wet sand and recoat and then put a clear coat on to see how that turns out.
I'm still good with the chrome trim on the vents and shifter. Then again, being old school and an old dude as well, I prefer what I am used to seeing. I do have a Bullitt Mustang without the chrome, but it does have the satin finish on things interior and am good with them. Have you thought about going with an aluminum satin finish instead of totally dark?