If this helps, I had a 4 1/2 foot tube that came out of a farm house in Iowa. My Ex's brother got it for her for $50. I hauled it back to LA and it sat in my back yard for almost two years. I sandblasted the ball and claw feet and use Minwax chrome paint in a rattle can. I then found a guy who sprayed epoxy on it for $125.
I had it installed into the master bathroom on a new house I built. The fixture for the tub cost me more then I had into the refinish job.
That was about 15 years ago. The spray job price it probably light compared to what they would charge today. I was able to haul it to the refinisher's house. He needed to do some touch-up and ended up coming to me and doing it in my garage. So, someone should be able to do it in place. 8' tubs are not easily moved.
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