VM (Vacuum Metallizing) is the chroming process in which a very thin layer of metallic coating material is layered on top of an object. In this case, the fiberglass/ABS/Styrene costume parts. This process is done within a vacuum chamber, and a special type of oven is used. The oven at the VM shop is 1,5 X 1,6m, and thus more than sufficient in size for the different protocol parts.
A test resin greeblie and an ABS sample taken from a defect ABS helmet kit has been sent to the VM shop in Beijing for test metallizing. This is gonna be exciting!
The following image shows how objects look like after going through the VM-process (Hurray for bling bling):