A couple of members on here have had parts done to great effect.
I had my gun stock done in skulls, and so far it is lasting well after a hard season of abuse, the only wear is on the bottom of the pistol grip where my ring rubs it. If I had applied a couple more coats of lacquer in this hard wear area it may have prevented it.
So if it can stand up to the abuse I give it, car bits should be no problem.
But get it done at a reputable place.