OK Mark, I have no problem in agreeing that flat nickel can come out looking pretty shiny on nuts and studs. My problem is for instance seeing modern bright nickel on restored carburettor bodies, cylinders, manifolds, sprockets, control rods etc that would have originally been duller. Having said that, 'wrong shade of nickel' on the judging form usually means you are scraping the barrel for comments, but I have been there...