The best way is to leave it alone, and try to not mess with it as much as possible. I have mine in Riker mount boxs to protect them.
I have ruined many of my nice items messing with them, instead of leaving them as they are. (Learned my Lesson the Hard Way)
Was there something spilled on it to cause the paint to start removing?
Nope it came this way. Thanks for the advice!
Hi Brian, yes I would just leave it. The paint on these bages does come off quite easily.
Here is my example
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
i think a shadow box would be appropriate for the pin if you want a display for it .
nice pins Nick and Brian
Best regards, Patrick