Step 1: Gather Your Materials or " Mise En Place "
The flip cover
Pewter paint, I chose pewter because, while I love Steampunk, I'm not really into all the brass.
A base and/or top coat as the brand dictates
An Omni tool of some sort, to pop shanks and things off your bits and bobs
An adhesive of some sort, I recommend E6000 because I live in an extreme climate and it' wont succumb to heat
Some bits and some bobs to make it look nice
You may also want
a pair of wire snips, if the shanks are to tough
a grinder of some sort to file down the sharp edges
Step 2: Paint
This brand had me paint a base coat, then wait an hour. Apply 2 coats of the metallic paint. Allow 3 days for the paint to cure and apply top coat.