Make sure you clean the piece before painting it, I used mineral spirits and a reg to get it all cleaned up. Once its dry get the paint you want to use and go to work, i used a car aerosol spray can paint at my local auto parts store. Make sure you spray own a base coat of primer and wait the designated time before you spray on your final coats of color. A good coat of clear at the end will keep your truck looking good and keep some of the dings off it. I also choose to add some style by using chrome paint on the wheels, gas tanks, and grills.