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The drain in shower is pitted in places, appears to be made of a chrome plated metal. Is there a way of resurfacing it without replacing.

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Here is an informative piece on chrome plating:

http://www.finishing.com/faqs/chrome.html

The cost to have a piece replated may be prohibitive. You would want to get an estimate and perhaps compare to the cost of purchasing as replacement. Some possible sources are below which could provide a good comparison for replacement cost:

http://www.plumbingsupply.com/draincovers.html

or

http://www.shopping.com/plumbing-supplies/drain-cover+drain-application-shower/products

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