PRDUBI, Damn I wasn't even thinking about baked on phosphate. I was hoping that since the technology back then wasn't as good their way of finishing or duplicating would have been easier by now. Ok so Cerakote does seem like a good way to go then. I'm wary on who to send it to since the dust cover is a serialized important part. I don't want it to "get lost" in the mail. Thanks for the response! I think I'll make a final decision by next week.