The reason I want to have them polished is because the previous owner had painted them (brown). And like all the other jobs he did it looks like cr**. We can see the paint brush strokes and he missed spots, not to mention the white paint drops from when he painted other parts of the boat. Once they are polished I will let them get that natural color and not worry about them.
Right - gotcha - forgot you mentioned the bad paint job.* Yes, you have no option but to get that off - then let them weather.* I would not chrome plate them either if it was me.* Chrome only goes with 'plastic fantastics'......... 'nuff said.
Besides, if yours are like mine, and there is no 'built-in' insect screen, then if you apply screens over the outside, as I had to, (needed in our climate anyway), the porthole frames*are not even seen, anyway.
-- Edited by Peter B on Thursday 4th of February 2010 05:57:42 PM