Hey! So I'm pretty new to this, I'm not exactly the DIY type, but with a whole load of time in the summer I've decided to try a hand at painting a captain America shield first. I have an aluminum blank so far, but I have a few questions. (I've done as much research as I can, but being from the UK it seems some products here are different to the US, and there are a few conflicting ideas) So most people use Duplicolour, is that the best brand for painting? Are there any other brands of anodised paint that are available in the UK that may act as a decent substitute? I've also seen a few conflicting opinions on which take to use, so to avoid peeling/bleeding, which tape is best to tape up the shield? Is wet sanding and buffing a must-do? I could probably wet sand - but I don't think I'd have access to a buffer at this point. Could you do one without the other? Also, in the grooves separating the colours, inside what colour are they? Do you paint them? If so what's the best type of method? Would you block those out with tape? Is there any real trick to painting to get a good finish? And also - clear gloss. What's the best brand/way of achieving that. I'm not really looking for perfect, exactly like the movie results, but I'd like something close. Thank you! Sorry for the load of questions.