Painting an SE stick metal plate?


#1

I’m customizing my SE stick to make it all-white. I want it to look pretty much like this:

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/6900/34152646429efd71a10a492.jpg

I wasn’t able to find much about people painting right onto the metal plate. Is it a bad idea? If so, why? It doesn’t seem like a very popular choice. Would it rub off?

I want to paint the metal plate white. Just a plain, shiny white.

What is the best way to do this? What products do I need? So far this is what i’ve gathered:

-Clean the surface.
-Sand with 80 grit.
-Clean the surface.
-Primer
-Sand with 180 grit.
-Clean the surface.
-Paint
-Clear coat.

Is this right? If not, what should I change?

If everything’s good here then I just need to know what products to get. I have an Autozone and an Ace Hardware very close and I’m sure they have everything I’d need.


#2

isn’t 80 and 180 grit pretty rough?


#3

Do you think so? What would you suggest?

I don’t know anything about the different types of sandpaper grit, that’s just what i got from my notes. Said to use 80 grit before primer, then sand the primer with 180.