You don't know how wrong you are.
I'm an engineer, a hobbyist and a tinkerer. I actually enjoy hearing about how people have come up with ingenious ways to solve problems with unorthodox solutions.
Thats great. I tread it wrong, sounded sort of snobish, sorry I mis read your words. A hazard on the internet.
I too am an engineer, a hobbyist and a tinkerer. But then I guess I wasnt completely clear when I said "damage the finish on a gun". To me "a gun" meant ANY gun, not just those with traditional finishes.
But then we cant be all bad, we are both Texans if I read your sig line correctly.