Shield = Sand , Prime(I use kyrlon white sandable primer it makes for a great base coat and being white it is easy to cover and it won't affect the true color of the paint). The entire front of the shield was then painted gloss white. I used bare metal foil to mask the star,the white ring was masked using 1/32 chart pack layout tape (this tape comes in several widths from 1/32 and up and is very flexible) I then painted the blue around the star once this dried i masked over the blue and painted the remainder of the front and the rear of the shield red. Once the masking was removed there was a small amount of touch up required but it was very minamal. once it was fully dry I polishrd it with a polishing kit and finally I clear coated it.viper said:Great job! :thumbsup: What was your method for painting the shield?