unless you are good with painting from a can..
OK, so I didn't really like the black grille on my Overland, and I didn't want to spend hundred's of $$ on a Chrome Overland Summit Grille, or pull off the front bumper cover, etc. so this is what I did:
1 can of Duplicolor Chrome
plastic drop cloth
blue painters tape
1. Raise the hood, and loosen the grille fasteners along the top of the engine compartment. Lay a plastic drop sheet over the entire front end of the car. Pull the grille forward enough to get your arm down between the radiator and grille, and push the drop cloth down behind the grille untill it is completely covering the space behind the grille inserts. You may need a 2nd drop cloth to cover the engine compartment when this is done.
2. Cut holes where the grille inserts are, and tape off the chrome part of the grille with blue painters tape. Ensure that ALL of the chrome is covered, leaving ALL of the black insert exposed. A small knife might be helpful for this.
3. Shake the can of Duplicolor Chrome vigorously for 30 seconds before spraying. The slates are diagonal, so there are four angles that must be sprayed evenly. I used this pattern for spraying the paint in this order:
2 o'clock, 8 o'clock, then 10 o'clock, 4 o'clock, Spray evenly from side to side at each angle. Let dry for 30-45 minutes.
4. Spray two more coats directly facing the grille inserts, with two complete passes of the can. Spray each coat one at a time using an even back and forth motion and let dry for at least 30 minutes.
The Duplicolor Chrome actually comes out more of a Gun Metal finish, but I thought the results were great!
Total cost: $12.00.
(The last pic shows the Steeelcraft Bars I also installed, which took me about 6 hours because of all the brackets.)