I tried this toppic in another section but I didnt get many results.
What kind of finish would you recomend for a stainless rifle?
I am more concerned about protection and making the rifle appear "dull" with a natural or earth tone color.
I do not plan on finishing my scope or any sensitive parts so baking is not an issue.
Just about any coating will protect better than just oil on bare metal. I use the KG gunkote system and have had great results. But like any coating, it will not adhear well to polished metal (like trying to paint glass). KG has a product caled K-phose which acts as a mild etching and sealer. But roughing the surface by sand (bead) blasting as per the manufactuerer's recommendation is best.