Thanks for the reply - I am starting with just a bronze KSG like you would buy from the store. I haven't touched it yet. I was thinking more about trying to remove cerakote to reveal the underlying black plastic. Do you think that is an option?
You would be better off IMO to have it professionally re coated vs trying to strip it.
To strip it you would need to "sand blast" the Cerakote off. It's easy to do except now you will be committed to what could turn into a lot of work.
Try weathering it first with some Testors "Acrylic" model paints. Crazy part is the stuff is easy to work
with and can be removed without harming the Cerakote should you not like the look. Once drying it last a long time and oils seem not to effect it. A google search will bring up a lot of "dry brushing" examples and