I know this really isn't a Q&A but it also isn't a how to. But I am currently painting the plastics under the hood of my truck. I am not a painter. But I did learn some things will taking on this mod. I went to a body shop and asked how much they would charge to paint the pieces to match the body color of my truck. Which is Blue Granite Met. The first thing I had to do was find the body color. Easy right? Wrong! The paint code in the glove box was incorrect. It showed 928l. Which comes out to be stealth gray I think. But any way it is not the correct color. So I went to a paint store to get the correct color. They came out with some kind of scanner to get the proper mix. It came to be a Honda color. While I was there I also picked up a can of gloss black,high gloss clear, build up primer and adhesion promoter. The pint of paint came in a can already cut so all I had to do was to pour it into the cup and spray. They sold me a some kind of a spray bottle that uses a glass bottle that screws onto a propellant to spray the paint. Other than the items I listed the other things you will need are painters tape. I used 1/8, 1/4, and 3/4 to mask off the different areas. Sand paper in various grit. I used 600 and 1500. And probably the most important is a sharp razor blade. Now that all the tools have been assembled it is time to get started. The first step is to clean the part. Some soap and water is all I needed since I never put any protectant on the parts before. The next thing I did was to scuff the part with the 600 grit. I did this because the parts have a texture to them and I wanted them to be smooth. Once I finished sanding I wiped the part off using some alcohol. Let it flash off to before going to the next step. I than sprayed on the promoter. 2 light coats. Waiting about 10 minutes in between. Than comes where I made my first mistake. I only sprayed 1 coat of the build up primer, and it was a light coat. I should have used at least 3 coats. This will help to fill in the texture to make it look better. Than comes the top coats. I sprayed the body color next. Again 3 coats. Waiting about 10 min in between each coat. After about 30 minutes after the last coat or when it is dry begin to mask parts off. It was a trial by fire when it came to this step. I say this because I wasted more tape than I care to admit. But I finally came up with a plan that worked. Was it the way the pros would do probably not but it worked. Once second and third, fourth or how every many colors you use is dried pull off the masking than clear with 3 more coats. If anyone has some tips to the trade to add I would appreciate it cause I am not finished painting the parts yet.