the items had tiny bumps all over them. Great for helmets trying to look like the paint had sand poured in like a lot of GI helmets had, but the bumps didn't look so great on a stamped metal gun part. As for the helmets, I wish I had known about the solvent thinner paint prohibiton. Two weeks later, the helmets were soft and sticky. So, watch out, boys! Don't do what I did or you'll end up at the House of the Rising Yelp.