I have a set of Pearl World Series in "smoky chrome" and have toyed with the idea of refinishing them. I completely redid an old used Export kit in Blue Satin Flame from "Jammin Sams" and had all the hardware powdercoated black. What I am going for is a see thru stain or laquer finish like the old Premier Genistas or a fade in a color of my chosing. Most of the time with a "wrap" finish the wood underneath sucks so I am preparing for that by exploring my options with an exotic veneer. I have found a couple sites that sell them and want to know if anyone on here has any experience with veneers. I am thinking maybe a tiger maple or eucalyptus with a cobalt blue fade.