I called a local 'smith, to ask about blueing, and how much it would cost. First off, is $135ish a decent price for the full job, from stripping to finished product? Second, while he had me on the phone, he tried to pitch "sealskin" to me. From the description he gave me, it sounds almost exactly like cerakote. He was telling me that "all the special forces use it" (which I know to be... less than accurate), and was extolling all the virtues of it, and saying only 6 shops in the US are authorized by the company to use it... and for the same price as a blue job. Oh, and I can do any color I want, even bi and tri tone if I wanted... Now, I looked on google, and asked around with a few other people I know, and I can't find anything on it at all. Is this 'smith full of it? If so, moral question: I'm not doing any kind of "sealskin" or cerakot, duracoat, parkerizing... any of that. I was asking because I'm considering having my gun stripped (it's currently parkerized) and blued. So, if he's full of crap, should I even use him? It's the same guy who sold me the polymer MSH supposedly off a Colt (I don't care, it was $5 for me), but he also told me "everyone is going polymer these days, it reduces the overall weight of your gun". I replied "I bought a full sized steel framed and slide 1911. I don't care about a couple ounces". He then went on to tell me "you can hardly even find steel MSH anymore". Yeah right, buddy, I browse midway and brownell's all the time... So, I already know he's a bit of a tool. But the MSH he sold to me for $5 and I like it (other than it being plastic). Even though he's doing good work in finishing, and I've seen some of his finishing work, it really is quite good, would you use a 'smith like this? Furthermore, has anyone ever heard of "Sealskin"?