Notice the color of the chipped coating on the metal:
Spots where the coating has worn off, showing the old French Walnut underneath:
Another view of the wear spots, hopefully gives some idea of the coating's thickness & texture:
Worn spot up front:
The buttstock and grip (which I've had custom-made) need a coat to match the original parts. I'd do this myself with some Deft, but Deft is clear and it's not chemically accurate for what I'm doing, and besides, my living situation doesn't afford me the space or environmental latitude to do any toxic spraying. I'd rather have this done by a professional with the right equipment. Can anybody suggest someplace I can go to have this done? I was thinking there might be makers of musical instruments or furniture who'd be willing to give my stock parts a coating of real nitrocellulose lacquer. I'm in the DFW area of Texas (a bit closer to the FW than the D).
Thanks in advance for any help!