I started out trying my hand at stone washing the clip on my Para 2 today, but half way through the process i ended up with this. If you recall, i tried to paint this clip a khaki/tan color to match what i wear at work. It matched great, but scratched easy even after baking it, so i decided on the stone washing.
Well, first i had to remove all the paint, so i used some paint stripper and a scotch pad. It left the paint in the Spydie, which i was fine with. I soaked the clip in ferric chloride for about an hour, then rinsed and wiped dry. This is the point where you would stone wash it, but i kind of like how the acid didn't effect the paint.
Crappy camcorder pics, can't find my camera charger..
It doesn't match my khakis very well, but it's a lot better than a shiny reflective clip. I'm sure over time it's going to scratch...when it does then i'll finish the stone wash treatment.