If you've seen pictures of my X before you'd know that the paint is questionable in some areas. It was fading and ugly and uneven. Most of this was occuring on the hood of the truck. After many hours of research and weighing pros and cons I finally made an executive decision. I chose an inexpensive and readily available source to paint my hood. Dupli-Color Perfect Match. They offer OEM colors for Ford vehicles. Mine being Cayman Green. This is how things started. Faded and not attractive. I began my journey by sanding down the hood with 4 different grits of sandpaper. 60 I didnt have a picture of 60 grit. 80 120 220 Then I wiped it down with a wet cloth. A few days later I sanded it again, wiped it off, and taped everything. Then I shot two coats. I let it dry for about 45 minutes and pulled everything off. Sorry for the bad pictures. They were taken with my cell phone. Tomorrow Ill take some more in the sunlight. I also painted my grille and trim flat black last night. So Ill take some shots of that as well.