Remember this JHP? Well turns out that white paint near the muzzle is a very stupid idea. Didn't wear off but discolored to the point the last 1 1/2 inches of the slide permanently looked like the inside of a 6 month old's diaper. So I stripped it with no idea what I would do with it. Till someone in the thread about blueing a zinc revolver asked if anybody has blued a Hi-Point. As usual, I took that as a challenge. Well it came out beautifully (which there's no way in hell my cheap assed camera can convey). It's a nice deep blue (almost black but not quite). It didn't take as well to the racing stripes, but since it had all the original detail found on a CF-380 I just stripped the blue back off and shined them up with Mothers Mag Polish and preserved all the detail. As for the frame? Previously removed the rhino horn and currently cleaning up all the mold lines while attempting to preserve the ridges on the front & back straps. Trigger is being downgraded. I really hate the melted finger pad on the skeletonized trigger so going back to a first gen 3 hole. Now my dilemma. Since this was a spur of the moment thing, I have no clue what color the frame should be. I'm leaning towards keeping it black and playing "spot the difference" with people but not sure if another color would compliment the slide better. So other than this post just being an opportunity to show off I'm taking suggestions from you knowledgeable talented folks. Then I'll probably just do what I want.