I agree with the Krylon Fusion. I used ion on the grey cladding on my old Honda Element. just clean the area and spray. No clear needed. It looked very nice and after 2-3 years was not faded or chipped. For $2-3 per can at Walmart, you can't go wrong.If you're wanting to go cheap, try some Krylon Fusion in a matte or semi black. Guy my dad works with did the same with his 99 SLT and it really didn't look bad at all. Front valance and the rear bumper pads.
You can't expect show quality, but for a few bucks in paint and basically no prep, it's easy and looks alot better.