Yep plasti-dip or vinyl would have been much easier. Getting the chrome grille surround off is a bitch. You have to be careful with it too as it dont take much to snap the chrome bits.
Once all the screws are out its easier to start in the middle. Once the middle is out its easier to work your way around. Use a flat head screw driver to unclip the grille, use a heat gun to soften the mount areas so you dont break the mounting areas when pulling the chrome bit out.
The mounts are fragile. I broke one pulling my one out.