Has anyone stripped and redone a finish on a pistol? Right now, all this is a theoretical project that may or may not ever happen: I'm considering getting a RIA M206 snubby. They can be found for $220 or so and are patterned after a Colt Detective Special. They're cheaply made and come in a parkerized finish that I'm not fond of. If I get one of these, and I'm not getting one to carry, I'm getting one to mess around with, what I'd like to do is remove the parkerized finish, I'm assuming at this point by sanding, and then either protect the steal underneath somehow, or even apply another finish. I'm not a fan of Duracoat or Cerakote type looks. This already has that 'feel' to it. If anything I'd keep it bare metal, blue it, or apply some kind of clear coat to it to protect the bare metal. Anyone ever done this type of thing before? What sand papers should I work with if you have? Any recommendations on the final finish, as outlined above? This is all a low budget home project.