Well, I finally got some time off work and I decided to give painting a try for the first time. Let me tell you that it is not as hard as you may think. This is for painting small exterior stuff though. I decided to go with the spray can paint. I purchased my paint from automotivetouchup.com. They do a great job of matching your color code and also use a patented spray tip that sprays similar to a spray gun. Anywyas here it is: STUFF YOU NEED: 80,180, and 320 grit sandpaper (USED TO GET RID OF THE TEXTURE.) adhesion promoter (Used for plastics on cars to make the paint stay.) primer paint clear NOTE* YOU MAY WANT WATERSAND FOR MIRRO FINISH WITH 1500 GRIT AND RUBBING COUMPOUND. FIRST: Sand your tailgate handle in the following order: 80, then 180, and then 320 grit Make sure you sand it down to a smooth finish and do not leave any deep scratches. Make sure you wash the parts with dish soap and dry them after your done sanding. Here are some pics: 80 GRIT 180 GRIT 320 GRIT SECOND: Spray 1 to 2 coats of the adhesion promoter. Wait 5 minutes between the coats. After, spray 3-5 coats of primer. Wait 5-10 minutes between each coat. Let the pieces sit for about 45 minues before going on tot he next step. *NOTE: IF YOU GGET RUNS OR BLOCTHES, YOU CAN WATERSAND THEM DOWN WITH THE 320 GRIT SANDPAPER. THIRD It is now time to spray the color. Spray 3-5 coats of paint. Wait 5-10 minutes between each coat. After, let the parts dry for about 30 minutes and then apply as many coats of clear as youd like. Wait 5-10 minutes between each coat of clear. FOURTH YOU MAY WANT TO WETSAND THE CLEAR WITH 1500 GRIT AND THEN APPLY RUBBING COUMPOUND TO GET A LIKE MIRROR FINISH. UP TO YOU! Grab a beer and enjoy a job well done!