It's sad, but in the thirty-something years I've been involved in the motor trade, I've seen a huge decline in the pride that a tradesman took in his work. What happened to "If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing right"?
But recently I came across a proper old-school business that restores faith in the ability to repair something properly.
RAD Hard Chroming.
The Yamaha FZ750 forks were far too pitted to reuse as they were, so I needed them re-chromed. A quick look on Google, and then on various bike forums, was all I needed to see that RAD Hard Chroming were the guys for the job.
After a quick email for a quote, I had them dropped off at the Brisbane business, and I waited.
They were just too far gone.