Taking off the front grill is about a 5 min job. Just pop out some plastic pins, take out the turn signals and your done. I then took the grill into my bath tub for a good cleaning. (They fit perfect in a tub and its a pretty sterile environment.) After that, I dried it off and started painting. Make sure it's dry!!!!!! I used 5 coats of Plasti Dip and was done. Put the grill back on and it looks great!