absolutely fantastic write-up sir! i never would've thought to mask around the trim leaving the paint exposed like that...but i knew that the plastidip could just be peeled up once dry. i laughed at your bit about trying to do the vinyl....because it was 100% dead-on with my experience when i tried it. i've been debating trying the plastidip for a few months now...but this write-up has convinced me that i've waited a few months too long! hopefully i'll have time to attempt this in the next few weeks.
the only thing i would do differently is with regard to the overspray on the rest of the car. i'm planning on picking up a few of those cheap plastic drop clothes used for painting and just covering the entire car....that way the only mess i'm cleaning up is around the trim pieces themselves.
for a great write-up!