Camo Dipping your deer skulls


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Been doing some research on this and would like to start a side business camo dipping skulls and guns for people. I see you can get a starter kit from here for only $59 that does 3 deer heads... Has anyone tried these before?
Never heard of such a thing,why is that.It's no different than spraying camo
I had typed out the way I had been told and reason for it, but when looking for more info, I found this answer and replaced mine.....

Anyone who applies durable finishes (translated- any finish applied to make the gun resistant to corrosion, ie.; Duracoat, blue, parkerizing, chrome plating, etc) to firearms to earn money is considered a manufacturer by the ATF.
ATF’s long-standing position is that any activities that result in the making of firearms for sale or distribution, to include installing parts in or on firearm frames and receivers, and processes that primarily enhance a firearm’s durability, constitute firearms manufacturing that may require a manufacturer’s license. In contrast, some activities are not firearms manufacturing processes, and do not require a manufacturer’s license. For example, ATF Ruling 2009-1 (approved January 12, 2009) explained that performing a cosmetic process or activity, such as camouflaging or engraving, that primarily adds to or changes the appearance or decoration of a firearm is not manufacturing. Likewise, ATF Ruling 2009-2 (approved January 12, 2009) stated that installing “drop-in” replacement parts in or on existing, fully assembled firearms does not result in any alteration to the original firearms. Persons engaged in the business of these activities that do not constitute firearms manufacturing need only obtain a dealer’s license.

Although installing parts in or on firearms, and applying special coatings and treatments to firearms are manufacturing activities, the definition of “manufacturer” in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(10) and 27 CFR 478.11 also requires that a person be “engaged in the business” before the manufacturer’s license requirement of section 923(a) applies. Thus, a person who manufactures a firearm will require a manufacturer’s license if he/she devotes time, attention, and labor to such manufacture as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the sale or distribution of the firearms manufactured. If the person is performing such services only for a customer on firearms provided by that customer, and is not selling or distributing the firearms manufactured, the person would be a “dealer” as defined by 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(11)(B) and 27 CFR 478.11, requiring a dealer’s license, assuming the person is “engaged in the business” as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(21)(D) and 27 CFR 478.11 (i.e., “gunsmithing”).
I like my European skull mount just like they are with the white bone showing. I guess I am old school. As for the firearms question, I have found no common sense to ATF rulings. I just would not want to get a visit from the feds for not complying with their book of rules.
Never heard of such a thing,why is that.It's no different than spraying camo

I agree. I only know because I was just looking for someone to dip my old Remington 870. You can do it yourself on your own firearms but if you do it for money as Doc said