While the bodywork was out having the paint meticulously applied, Vaughan-Chaldy began what could be called his trademark. Described in his own words, “If you could see it, we chromed it.” When the dust settled, 225 Valkyrie bits had hit the nickel and chromium baths. Calipers, master cylinders, shaft drive and housing, fork tubes, triple clamp, even nuts and bolts now glimmer from the attention. Vaughan-Chaldy also had the plastic side panels vacuum- plated. The only metal parts left unfinished were ones, like the disk carriers, that could not be chromed. Vaughan-Chaldy polished these.