I painted it with a semi gloss black out of a rattle can. The front had a small dent in the right fender and rock chips from being towed. I sanded it by hand and taped it all off to paint. Here's a progression in pictures.
Looks sweet! I am considering the same concept on the front face of my fenders. I went with the black grille inserts for mine just for the little extra difference over most others around here. Nice job!