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You should be able to locally get a new finish on them, be it a chronme or bronze finish if you like that style, or re paint/powedercoat depending upon the finish.
As far as changing over, from a lewmar rep I took a "serving you winches" class, you need to change the whole thing as, IIRC the shaft in the middle that the winches sit on is longer for a ST. Bolt holes will be the same for either an ST or non ST.
WHile you are at it, if the winches you have seem a bit short, maybe go to a 40 or a 32.......
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