It depends; ABS is tough stuff. It resists dents and dings, and holds up well to impact. However, the chrome plating is not as rugged as the ABS. Nicks and scratches can mar the chromed surface and expose the ABS beneath. Plated metals are also subject to chips and flaking as the surface ages. For the longest-lasting, most durable finish, polished aluminum and stainless steel can't be beat.
Custom, vehicle-specific designs make for super-easy installation and a seamless fit. Chrome overlays are designed to peel and stick right over an existing surface. And, chrome replacement accessories bolt right in place of stock parts.
Chrome overlays are thin plastic veneers that adhere to existing surfaces like side mirrors and door handles. Chrome replacement accessories actually replace factory parts with aluminum or stainless-steel components.