[QUOTE=Scoot;6014657] Hell, I would be thrilled at a perfect chrome bezel for $25..../QUOTE]
Funny you mention such a thing. On Jay Leno's YouTube Channel (Jay Leno's garage), he showcased a system to re-chrome such things. Using an old bezel, a spray on substrate (looked like epoxy primer to me), the shiny stuff (same thing we use to make mirrors) and deionized water, he recovered plastic, engine bits, wood and such, and no skill was required. The guys doing the demo sprayed the stuff without perfect overlap, a steady hand, etc etc. They didn't use protective gear beyond nitrile gloves either, and everything was listed as non toxic.
Eastwood[dot]com sells this stuff (look under chrome or replating). A 1qt kit costs $99 and it assumes you have some sort of air compressor and gun setup. If you have something with a lot of pitting, you can prep the surface with lead or bondo too.
What comes out isn't chrome itself, but shines up like chrome. I'm thinking about trying to redo a Fiat bumper I have, but for interior bits like bezels, this is a really viable option.
What I'm wondering about is how much heat this stuff can take, and how much abuse. I could happily re-cover exhaust manifolds, wheels, and a heckuva lot more