ey.. this is my latest 'mod' ..only took one day and a little patience.. i used some chrome spray paint for the outer vent and left the blades the original black.. the far right vent's blades (pass. side) were tan so i had to spray them black.. im not a fan of 'chromed out' stuff.. but i do like the accent.
its not that bad..just use a flat head screw driver to give you some leverage and ease it out... however, there are two vents on the dash at both sides above the a/c vents.. the one on the right pass side pops out pretty easily with a little tug and the flat head... the one on the drivers sides is a biatch...it was frustrating for a bit but you just have to wiggle it out.. and glide it back in using the most horizontal angle you can get.. just make sure you dont scratch the plastic with the screw driver... i made a couple nics.. but nothing painfully noticable... oh.. and the blades tend to be tempermental too.. just be gentle.
the texture of the plastic is pretty rough so i didnt both sanding or priming.. in the past projects ive done the spray paint will build up a little.. .and sanding and cleaning takes a while.. however i did wash and dry them thoroughly and applied about 3 light coats.. the spray paint i used had good coverage so it didnt take too long. just make sure you do a complete job since youll be able to see the underside when you tilt the vents