Last year I have restored a Faema E61 completely and I have the two group re-chromed because the chromium plating was completely ruined.
After 1 year of use anyway the mushroom has lost its chromium plating on the inside where the hot water is flowing.
This is the situation before the chromium plating:
This is after the chromium plating:
and this is now where some pieces are still attached:
As I don't want micro pieces or particles of chromium flowing around the water I think that I got 3 options:
1) Go back to the chromium guy and get my two mushroom plated again which would cost me 20 euro but I really don't know if they new plating will last or if it will get consumed again (much probably as it's the same guy so the same process...)
2) buy 2 new muschroom which cost me 45 euro
3) removed completely the chromium plating from the inside and maintain just the copper plating.
What do you suggest me?