Keeping bare metal bare
I am brand new to this forum, I have searched to see if this question has been answered already on this forum, no luck but if I missed it I apologize.
I have a small project that requires leaving steel in the raw, no paint but no rust either, like a gun metal finish. Can this be done reliably ( lasting a year or more) and how might I go about doing it.
Don't worry this is not a classic car I swear I am not ruining anything of value.