A company named Caswell sells the kits that are sold by many retailers. It's very easy to do and can save you a bunch. You can even make a few bucks plating small parts for friens. Surface prep is the key and with electroless it needs no power, there's no toxic fumes and it's basically a bath just under the boiling point.
If you only have the one part and never will plate anything else I agree that stainless can be buffed to a great shine and will never chip.
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