Okay, it's Prime. Would've helped if you just mentioned that in the beginning.
They use aircraft grade billet aluminum for their kits. If you polish this, it can be done relatively easily with just a buffing wheel on a bench grinder, but that mirror finish can pick up scratches quite easily. However, it won't really oxidize like other metals. Considering the cost of this kit, I'm not sure if you want to be mucking around with it like that, but it's your money, your call.
You *can* nickel plate this type of aluminum, but it does require a few chemicals that you'd have to order. It's also easy to screw up, so consider that when doing this. Again, your money, your call.
The added thickness will probably require you to re-work the interior of all mechanical areas to get proper function.
Last edited by ILLusion; April 19th, 2011 at 20:47..