The above picture shows the bass strings where they will be disconnected from the pins before they are removed from the piano. As you can see it appears someone once spray painted gold on them. Not sure why unless they were just doing a "quick" restoration job that did not include removing the strings. But when these strings are replaced you will not only see new shiny strings but new shiny silver pins which I will also be replacing.
Above: In the above picture you can see where the pin bushing around the pin is cracked. All the pin bushings will be replaced.