You might want to search some bath tub refinishing places. I have seen some jobs a few years ago where people took in old claw footed bath tubs to have them refinished for a remodelled home (why do females always picture themselves bathing in these things in candlelight?) and from what I remember it wasn't too expensive either, but then again I can't remember where I saw this so my memory of the pricing may be untrustworthy. Hope this is at least a punt in the right direction.
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