Plastikote - Easy as pie
Can someone tell me how this works and what are the chances of me royaly screwing it up!! I hate the chrome "H" on the grill and would love to change it but scared it will go badly!!
This is easy (just ask Turbosocks). Either buy your can of Plastikote locally or online (I bought a can of red and black on e-bay cheap; also available on Amazon).
If you want to save yourself some cleanup, mask off the area around your emblem with painters tape (easy off) and newspaper, spray a heavy coat
all over (so it looks solid without pin holes, but not enough to run) and let it dry for 5 minutes, then spray another heavy coat. Remove all of the masking before it dries without damaging your fresh paint. If you don't remove it before drying, you'll find when you remove the masking, it will also pull the paint on your emblem away with it, unless you cut around the emblem with an xacto knife or such. (I think it's easier to remove the masking while the paint is wet).
If you don't really want to mask the area off, you can just make a template out of a sheet of manila folder (for stiffness) and when the paint is dry, you can easily rub off the overspray.
If you are concerned about getting too much spray on the first or second time and you have plenty of time to do the job, just follow the instructions on the above video. My way worked well for me, but you have choices.