Who Me?? I used to be a member here as Sirius"100", but for the life of me couldn't I sign on, even after resetting my password. The only good thing is my post count works now, unlike before. It's good to be back. I could change the avatar but I kinda like Gary, he's harmless.
It's shellac, and it's not about looks, it's about function. Shellac is cheap, easy to use, readily available and lasts at least as long as the average infantry rifle on the Eastern Front. If a rifle just happens to survive longer than the shellac it's easy to slap another coat on and it's good to go until the next major conflict.