What yea truck do you have? Make a sig, it will make it easier for us to answer your ?s.
See if you can find it already painted online. You can ask if anyone is will to trade as well.
If the shop is a reputable shop they should be able to just as good of a job as factory on the grille.
If you are near a certifit, www.certifit.com
, you can pick up a paintable one for pretty cheap.
Sold:2004 XLT 4x2 Ext. Cab. 3.0 Mods: 3" spindle, AAL, shackle, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, billet grille, clear corners, flow 40 dumped, line-x, CB/PA, traction bars, lil sound system, auto up down windows
Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.