it was easy i use vht niteshades about $15 a can. i used 2 coats (any more and it would be absolutly black) and 2 coats of clear coat. it gave it a smooth finish. oh yead and vht nightshade lets the light pass through as if nothing was there. i plan on doing my headlights and my tyc tailights. tycs are already black instead of chrome but i want em tinted all the way around.