As far as the "paint," I just bought cheap spray paint. A couple coats of primer, 3 coats of metal flake blue and a couple coats of clear. Total cost of the paint was less than $25.00 and I have enough left over to do another stock and forearm or maybe tag a bridge overpass.
No, it doesn't look as good as the expensive jobs but then again, I don't shoot that well either so.... With that said it does look nice and I am not ashamed of it by any stretch.
Lacking the smooth texture of my other guns it seems like my hands won't sweat quite as much.
Anyway, a quick, simple and economical job.