The topic of conversation this week revolves around whether we should re-chrome the pipes – or not. There’s currently a big patch of surface rust where the chrome’s peeled on one pipe, so we have to do something. Of course, we could have them re-chromed, but there are also other treatments available like the ones offered by Jet Hot. Bearing in mind the goal of “doing it on a shoestring” though, we must also consider simply painting the pipes with some flavour of heat-resistant paint. I’m starting to think this is probably the best way to move forwards – after all, we can always strip and chrome – or just splash out on shiny new pipes – some time later down the track.