The front pan I taped around and painted on the vehicle.The back I removed and painted. I used Dupli-Color trim & bumper paint. When I had my Escape, lots of folks on the Escape forum did this mod also. Some of them did use Plasti dip with similar results. There may be a very slight difference in color between different brands of paint.Looks good! Wondering how you did it? it does not look like pasti-dip, or is it?