I just did my radio face plate black yesterday, that goes along w/ my radio bezel, and my door trim peices, as well as the vent. i sandblasted my peices to get the rubber coating off. if you go the sandblasting way, you have to make sure you hold the spray nozzle in one place for a long period of time, cuz it will make a nasty cavity. and then when you go to paint it, it won't look good. (based on experience) if you do it yourself, and paint it, glossy black, I wouldn't recommend using Krylon Fusion Paint. people say it strips, mine hasn't stripped, but my did lose the glossy look to it, so its basically regular black now. hope this helps! good luck!
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2005 FX4 lvl II, dark shadow Grey
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