Hello!!! Go back to square one. You missed the entire basis about the "Tenifer", or subsequent treatments, are not what you can physically see!!!....it is the treatment of the metal before the visible coating goes on. The "invisible" surface treatment of the metal. Testimonials, and internet posts are not proof. Anyone can post claptrap opinions. No one knows which one of the treatments was applied to their gun-- mostly they guess or assume, nor have they done PROPER (blinded) side by side analysis testing to confirm WITHOUT BIAS. "Frying pan finish" is not Tenifer.