I buffed mine like I would stainless steel, scuffed the part of the emblem to be painted, covered the entire emblem with masking tape, pushed the tape down firmly along the edges of the letters and whatever else needed to be covered up, then took a razor blade and cut the tape away from the areas to be painted. I primed it, and used Duplicolor Ford Royal Blue for the final coat. I gave it about three coats. Let it dry well, score the paint along the masking and take the tape off. I got the technique from a paint and body friend of mine. Worked well. Sounds more involved than it is.