My girlfriend's gun is an S&W 442. It looks like stainless steel but is definitely a 442, implying that it was re-finished aftermarket or that it was one of the special-run e-nickel plated 442s from the factory. When we purchased it, it still had an intact, black coating over the front of the cylinder and the part of the frame facing the cylinder and several cleanings with break free and trips to the range left this layer intact. Then I used Gunscrubber and the layer abraded a little during cleaning and the next trip to the range it was gone in places, leaving behind a surface that looks like bare metal. I have since learned from a little Googling not to use Gunscrubber on these things. But now that it's done, I need to know how to restore the anodizing and it's protective coating. Can I do this myself? With what? What would a Seattle-area gunsmith charge to do this for me and who would everyone recommend? Is it safe to shoot in it's current condition? None of the mechanics appear damaged but I don't want it to wear significantly before I can get a chance to repair the damage.