Finish of the gun aside.........here's one for you.......
Before I learned to wear a "Beater" T-Shirt and a outer oversized T, I carried a Kimber 3" for awhile with custom made real ivory grips!
I don't get outdoors much, but this one day I was outside and doing some heavy lifting for a couple of hours. It was muggy and I was hot and sweating.
When I got back inside and got ready to hit the shower. I pulled my pistol out and noticed that my nice white ivory grips were now BLUE! Turns out the maker used a blue ink on his stamp on the inside of the grips and that was not fast and bled thru the grips in the hot weather.....!
When I took them off, the blue was all over the grip frame and even in the inside and on the mag!
I contacted him and even sent the grips back to see if he could do anything. He said he could not but would replace them at the same price I paid a year before (they had gone up since then). I thanked him for the offer and declined. I recommended to him to throw the blue stamp away and figure out another non ink way to mark his grips if he has to mark them.
His response was that he never had any problems from anyone else........DOH........
This was after he received them back and was able to look at them! I told him to just throw them away, that they were no good to me.
Needless to say, I never bought anything from him again.
And I went to Walmart and bought a bunch of WBT's.