Spray on finishes for firearms | Firearm finishes and engraving

 

Use this week’s discussion board to explore alternate means of applying a classic finish to a firearm.

While some modern gunsmiths believe spray-on finishes provide better protection to gunmetal than traditional conversion coatings, “classicists” argue that traditional finishes are aesthetically superior. 

Research several consumer reviews of a spray-on bluing or browning products and incorporate your findings to answer the following question:

In your opinion, would you attempt to blue or brown a gun part for a customer using a spray-on method? Would it depend on the part (i.e. a barrel vs. a fastener)? Why or why not?