Just to let all of you who want to paint it or have just painted the upper and lower grill and trim, I had both grills and trim painted and clear coated and now it looks like complete crap. There's paint chips all over the trim and the mesh (upper and lower). I would highly recommend not painting any of it. Hope this result helps anyone.
Powdercoating is the way to go. I had mine done a couple years ago and they still look fantastic.
Powdercoating on metal, Plasti-dip on plastic...
I took the bumper off for this, otherwise I knew I would be breaking a bunch of clips. The bumper is really easy to remove and then its really easy to get the grills off.
go to the plasti dip thread. That will help you
i would just take the bumper off , i have had my bumper on and off at least half a dozen times in the last few months, only takes me about 10 min tops now.
its only 2 bolts on each side, a crap load of platic pins. gl
a trim tool is your friend for this task