Hi, I recently called Colt to ask about what they recommended to clean my bright nickel Trooper Mark V and 6" nickel Python. Both guns are in nice shape, but there are a couple of dull spots on each (the Python is 30 years old and the Trooper 20 something). The rep at Colt suggested I send them for inspection and evaluation at no charge, nothing would be done without my permission. I was thinking about re-nickeling them, and mentioned this in my letter. I shipped them Fed-Ex on Friday, and got a call on Tuesday from Paul at the shop. Paul couldn't have been nicer and told me the guns were in excellent shape apart from the dull spots, and offered to color buff the both of them, then clean and oil, shipping them back to me via Fed-Ex overnight air, ALL AT NO CHARGE! To re-nickel costs $225 and he thought that the new finish would not be as nice as the older one, plus they have to strip and polish the guns which would alter the lines as he put it, and there was no need for that. The actions and timing were perfect on each, and other then cleaning, he didn't want to destroy the integrity of the guns. He even admitted the old nickeling was a nicer finish then what they could do now. Needless to say I was impressed and happy no unnecessary work was needed, they were honest and didn't sellout for a quick buck. I was worried about sending the guns to Colt after reading all the forum posts, but the negative posts seem to be largely internet rumors, and I made up my mind after reading posts from Dfariswheel, who I trust, that the Colt shop was a good option for revolver work. He was right on the money and anyone that needs work on their Colts should have confidence that they are still an upstanding company. I will take photos and post the final results upon getting the guns back, which should be on Thursday of this week.