This isn't a DIY but I had access to two Tralucent Uber cable for the 1Plus2 at one stage. One had the ATL rhodium coated plug whilst the other a standard Oyaide gold plated. At that point I didn't think plugs would make such a big diff so when I heard the difference in sound, I complained to Gavin his Uber cable was inconsistent. He was quite insistent that they are the same (batch?? Roll??) and the only difference we could conclude was the plug differences. My sincere apologies for accusing him for inconsistency in his cables.
Since then I've stuck to Rhodium plated/coated plugs. However they see. To wear out quicker than gold plated.
I have been wondering why those Rhodium plated/coated plugs cost more, so I guess they must be better. Will probably try one to examine myself.
Thanks for sharing this info.