>The chrome on the downpipes has gone
>My experience is that chroming companies are becoming scarce.
Mmmm ... just looked up the one I used to use when I lived in Kent - "Permanently closed" according to Google ...
>wouldn't do zorsts as they said the carbon deposits contaminated their plating tank fluid.
My experience too. I used to try and plan for when whichever firm I was using at the time were planning to clean whichever tank it is they don't want contaminated. Then they'd to exhausts as the last thing.
>surprised the originals aren't stainless
When stainless gets exhaust-pipe hot, it goes brown (have an Armours stainless system on one of the T160's).
>blue the pipes
Mate O'Mine who used to restore Triumphs and BSA's had pipes chromed without the copper layer. Little or no blueing.