Hello, Am a brand new weaver. I have a used 4 shaft Lilstina and will soon be mounting my first warp. I am spinning wool from a fleece and have about 1200 yards spun. I was looking at my loom and saw the reed had rust. I used naval jelly to remove the rust and think I did a good job on this, But the plating is gone. I contacted a local chrome plating shop for an estimate to have it re-plated. Has anyone ever done this successfully? Also, the paper backing on the edging of the reed came off showing rough edges (which is covered by the wooden beater over the reed when it is in place). One friend suggested I use duck tape to smothe/cover the edges. After I get it plated, is that a good idea? Or should I just leave it be? I am worried about getting sticky, gummy tape on the reed. Am trying to avoid purchasing a new reed for now. Thank you.