I have a generic yet very reliable Norinco 1911. Looks plainer than Janet Reno if you can imagine that. It really doesn't excite me at all in regards to its looks. I want to make it somewhat flashy and since its totally not a collectible, I figure why not get the slide chromed? There is a shop near my house that says he might consider doing it but I have to bring it to him to get his opinion whether he will do it or not. How much do you think this might run me if I bring him the stripped slide to him? And is there any type of prep work I can do to save money on the chroming for the guy? Is this something thats not recommended for xyz reasons? Like I said, I just want to chrome this gun just because its a plain gun. Also should I consider chroming the frame as well? Somehow I think that might be a bit over the top.