I had my console insert vacuum metalized. But I can't remember who did it. It is the early 90s. From what I understood, the console insert chrome is real chrome that is electroplated over conductive paint. Before sending the part I needed to strip everything that wasn't plastic off the insert. That was done was by putting the part in a bucket of muriatic acid. Can't remember how long that took, but it took weeks. I was able to repair a broken corner and sand out minor imperfections. The result after vacuum metalizing was excellent. Today you can buy reproductions.