I second Gary's recommendation on replating. I gave Gary a 5 gallon bucket of bolts and miscellaneous hardware to get replated in yellow cad, and they weren't cleaned at all, some of it with paint and rust on it, and, of course, grease. I couldn't believe how clean it was when I got it back, and it was done in less than a week, and it only cost me $65! I've got a second smaller batch there being processed now, and I can't wait to see how it comes back. Lucky for me that I can meet up with Gary in person at the LSLC meetings, so I save shipping both ways. I just wish we could find a local place to replate our chrome parts, especially wheels.
Gary, I believe the total price was a around $120 for all of our stuff put together, so we just split the difference. Seems like I gave you $65 or $70. It was an excellent price that I was glad to pay, given the weight of that 5 gallon bucket, and the fact that your plater tumble polished it a bit to brighten it up. I was really impressed with how it turned out. I bought a FJ60 air tube from Attlas1X that he had restored using yellow cad, and I can say his place does excellent work as well, on par with the work of your plater.
Got that second batch back from the plater yet? I'll try and be at the next LSLC meeting.
Thats right it was $120 or so. I remember it costing more because of all the parts that could not be tumbled. I have taken a bucket of bolts to them and it was about $60. When I have taken them parts that have to be hung up, it does cost more money and in my opinion does not come out as good. Not as shiney.