technicaly, its my parents say so, and they wont even considering lowering, or anything else cool for that matter. Hell, my dads cool with it, but i had to fight with my mom for 2 hours just to get some damn euro tail lights!
you talking bout the whole grille or just the mesh part?
the late model s10 have a one piece grille. if you wanna take it off, like zygote says, just pop the hood and pull it off. its being held on by clips. if you wanna remove the mesh, you'll have to cut it off.
if you wanna paint the mesh gold, can't you just use a masking tape?