It costs me $21.10 here!
I had to double check. I was wrong, it was $5.98
My guess is you bought a gallon? I only bought a 11oz can.
Straight black, no finish, once its fully cured and out side it might look different.
As far as prep work, I removed the head light, taped the glass and sprayed it.
Small heat shield comes off with just 1 screw. Big heat shield can be removed if you have a very short allan key. Too bad for my bike both heat shield bolts were messed up, not sure if from the factory or if someone had them off before, I don't see any signs of them being off from the PO, so kinda scratching my head on that one. Either way, for me I had to remove the exhaust so I could use an EZ out to get the 1 bolt off that holds the heat shield.
Once the stuff was off, I washed it with soapy water, then rubbed it down with alcohol, then laid it down somewhere out of the sun and sprayed it.
Small short burst, treated it just like spray paint. It's very forgiving, few times when I went too heavy, it dried pretty even. Many light coats is the way to go.
BTW, when you have a few coats, it peels off pretty easily, however light over spray is tricky to get off. peels off with rubbing, but it doesnt pull off in one single sheet like the thicker coats will do.