The chrome on the Nocturne is called a satin chrome. It isn't mirror-shiney, just bright. Today we would probably call it brushed chrome. Re-chroming a Nocturne to look truly original would be a difficult task. The chrome on this Nocturne is in very good shape. There is one small area on the far right and bottom of the third crossbar. it is not even noticeable unless you know where to look.