If you just want it shiny why not just sandblast it and buff to a shine the outer shell?
The color under it is already silver.
The down part to having it electroplated is 2 fold
1-the price tag
2-the interior mesurments will become tighter so you may have fitting issues afterwards
So there, that's my toughts.
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