I was looking for some kind of metal veneer that I could put on the strap attachments of both the collar and base, I wanted something thicker than bare metal foil so the pits and waviness of the underlying metal would not show through and thin enough to be undetectable.
Whilst strolling through the craft aisle of Walmart I spied some golden Mylar pom-poms...perfect!
I cut pieces to size and super glued them in place and I have to say they look like plated metal attachments
Then I sprayed the whole thing with Krylon clear gloss acrylic.
Almost ready for assembly.