If it really looks like poop, I'll have to send out the housing and shroud to get re-chromed. That was my initial thought. But the housing really isn't THAT bad. I think once I give it some love, and some new decals, it'll really look a lot better.One thing is, you will likely have to paint the whole original housing along with the custom shroud, as I'm anticipating having to do, so that it all flows together. Or use your chrome tape idea. Although it may be 'brighter' than the aged 'chrome' on the housing. Chrome spray paint over the whole thing would unify it.
I'll try to find some fairly lightweight, flexible plastic. hmmmmm Maybe Hobby Lobby?