Saturday, it was really humid, and I had plans, so I was going to start painting yesterday. I went to set up my semi-outdoor spray station (A covered area under my porch completely walled off except one area). Sprayed for bugs and was tacking up the plastic sheets when I got a nasty pain in my left arm. I was BIT by something. OR stung. The odds are endless as there was a huge hornet nest right near there behind a neighbors fence, or it could have been a spider or fire ant, they are also near our house. I didn't see it. Couldn't find it. All of a sudden, an area on my arm stung and was burning and was sore all at once. Same part of my arm rashed up. Still sore today, but swelling went down and the rash is just red w/a mark instead of blueish red.
Needless to say, I didn't paint. I have a hockey game tonight, and tomorrow is supposed to be one of the hottest days of the year. I may need to wait until Wednesday.
But Chewie, back to the ding, the only reason I was so annoyed by it was because as I ran my finger along the edge, it catches there. Or caught there. So I wanted to get rid of it so there would be no paint mess ups.
Most of the shields are incomplete and require you to finish them. If you look at the photos in my post above (edit Now one page back), you will see how the shields come. Plain, blank metal discs. You need to polish, paint, and procure the metal work to do the star and brackets in the back. Or buy them from someone on here. Finished shields usually end up going for a lot more than blank shields. You can find them on Ebay actually. Just try "Shield Blank" or "America Shield". You can find them.