Oh man this is embarrassing for all long term Wipeout HD players.

I sent a random call for "Bling Brigade" help out to a few long term forum members here, and a few from Wipeout Arena [including one of it's administrators ] .....shock horror

More than half reported back that they had suffered YLOD or some other data transfer stuff up, and had NOT SAVED their Wipeout HD Game Save Data and as such, no longer had a "Chrome Skin".
So are effectively useless to call on when needing help for a Bling Brigade GG

This situation sucks big time.

Could anybody that is suffering the same problem please report it in this post , then at least I, or anybody else that requires help for a Bling Brigade GG doesn't waste their time.