This is the best site I've been allowed to be in. Ask anything about anything , except oatmeal cookie recipes, including guns! No naked pics, nasty jokes, just a great site. I've recently come across a trove of guns from a relative that I know nothing about, including a S&W 38 pistol, that needs some loving. I'll have pics up, but meanwhile, it's chrome or nickle, and its flaking off in places. What can be done to replace or refinish on a common person ( cheap) budget?