Hi everyone! Thank you all for all your posts, they've been super helpful. However, after trying and failing to paint my shield well enough for a client, I'd rather just hire someone to do it. I already have the shield (and unfortunately the star is already attached), anyone out there want to paint it for me? PM me your quotes and turnaround time I'm interested in a flatter, more matte look, not mirror-shiny, just FYI. Thanks again!