Originally Posted by aweissenborn
Here are mine. The hatch isn't fully closed thats why they don't line up.
I will be removing that chrome strip soon...anyone know if you can paint it?
Yep you can definitely paint it, although it is highly recommended that you find a way to remove the 'chrome paint' first. The paint will not properly adhere if the strip still has the glossy chrome finish on it. You can probably just use some fine grit sand paper and paint thinner to get rid of the stuff.
Search for some DIYs on painting the strip, there are a bunch of them out there, and they all give a general idea of how to do it properly.
and to the OP, nice job! Looks fantastic, I'll probably be doing this some time soon also