The '54 (middle cover) and the '65 (lower) covers were chrome plated.  I sent them to Quality Plating in Sterling, Illinois and they were stripped.  When they come back, you have to bead blast and wet sand, and then I use scotch-brite pads (red and gray) to get a smooth, uniform finish.  At this stage you can buff them with white jeweler's rouge and polish with Mother's Mag & Wheel Polish. 

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