a member on here (Pickupman92, unless i misspelled it) painted his black... looked great. im sure others have done it as well. but yeah, i think what zach mentioned would be it.
as for taking it out.. you can either tape off everything near it, and spray it while its on the truck, or, take everything off around it. its not hard to take everything off, just remember to be careful, and remember where all the screws go, lol.
EDIT: i guess i could tell you how to take it off (it might help, lol). bare in mind, this is off the top of my head, so i might not be exact with the number of screws everywhere, etc... overall though, you'll get it!
first take off the 3 top plastic covers over the 2 headlights and the grill... i think there's like 8 or 9 up there.. after they're all off, go ahead and release both headlights by removing both retaining brackets on each headlight. after the headlights are out, take out the corner lenses by removing both bolts on the inside (where the headlights were, you'll see them in there). after the corners are out, examine the grille shell, and notice that there are 6 (i think!) clips all along the bottom of the grill shell.. here's where to be cautious. basically, gently, but firmly, pull each clip out, starting from one side, and working to the other. if the metal clips themselves stay in the car, its alright, continue on till you get all 6 clips out. once they're all out, BAM! you've got it! the entire grill shell will lift off of your truck now. if any of the metal clips stay in the header panel, remember to get them off, and place them back onto the grill shell for remounting once you're done!
from here, you can easily tape off the piece of truck that came off, and leave just the honeycomb grill exposed to paint. or, you can seperate the grill itself from the grill shell. i didnt do that, so im not sure how.. but, when you get the grill shell off, you'll notice that the honeycomb grill is basically clipped into the grill shell.. if you dont wanna bother messing with those clips, then taping it off would be easy enough!
hope that helps any!!! if you need anymore explination, shoot.. ill try to remember! there's also a few other people on here that'll know what your talking about as well.
2004 Ford F150 FX4
Mods are here and there...
Last edited by Strider0O0; 09-21-2005 at 03:13 PM.