Very cool! Details, we need details.
I followed the thread on here on how to paint chrome. I first taped off the ring outside the skull thats still chrome. I taped it heavily. Rectangular tape does not like to tape cicles hAha, it took a very long time and mannny small peices of tape.
So then I did the proper cleaning, cross hatch sanding with pad, more cleaning, etc etc that's all listed in Chainsaws old sticky on how to paint chrome.
Then I sprayed the whole thing with 3 light coats of self etching primer. Then I sprayed 3 coats of red paint. Let it dry good.
Then I taped off the center skull. Heavily. But don't get tape residue on it. I used newspaper under the tape so I didn't get painted area sticky.
Then I sprayed a pretty thick coat of black over the outside ring. As soon as you spray it, take a piece of saran wrap and lay it over it. Gently but quickly touch the saran wrap with your fingers in no pattern, then remove it right away. It will lift some of the black paint with it.
Then grab another piece of saran wrap right away (clean) and wad it up.
Use it to dab anywhere you want more red (or whatever colors you choose.)
Let part dry.
Then I verrrrrry lightly wet sanded it to smooth it up some. 1000 grit paper. Very lightly.
Be sure to keep finger prints off it throughout the entire process.
Then I untaped the skull and sprayed 4 coats of clear coat over the whole thing.
Then I sharpied in the eyes and nose of the skull.
I did the same process with the dash but I just left it gloss black. The dash insert I got off eBay for 6 bucks. I'm undecided if I like it yet. The yellow and red clash a little bit. It may, or may not get changed in the future.
Its pretty easy to do, just takes a lot of steps an waiting for things to dry. I don't mind that this time of year though! Best of all its really cheap to do.