Over 3 weeks ago some parts (valve caps / finger buttons) were mailed to Mr. Williams for a gold plate treatment. I spoke with him last Monday at which time he advised the work was complete, shipment would be made Tuesday (perhaps via FEDEX), and everything should arrive before Christmas. As of now, shipment is not here, and I have my doubts that it was even mailed based on some in depth research via the net on him. He has NEVER returned an email inquiry, nor has he returned my phone call. He has been pleasant to deal with on the phone in the past, however. He does a lot of business on Ebay, and from the photos his work looked to be good. This is what made my decision with regards to the plating. There are lengthy posts on the TH forum, all of which are HIGHLY negative. Has anyone here done business with this person? Is he a scam artist? Worst case is I've only lost valve caps and a few buttons. Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night!