So a few weeks back, I asked the forum if there was a way to take the side trim off to paint it. After seeing what Brad did with his Neo-Chrome, I taped the side pieces off with tape and newspaper, then put packing blankets over the top of the car to protect from overspray. I took off the front and back pieces, which were held on by 9 screws on the back, and 6 on the front. There was a plastic cover in the front I had to take off to get to those screws, but it was worth it (I didn't have to take off the bumper thank God). So after a Saturday filled with getting covered in car dust, exhaust soot, and plenty of red paint, I present the final product. My VT build has officially started!