The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company is most famous for the invention of Scotch Tape. 3M develops and manufacturers over 55,000 products, including all forms of adhesive tapes. The undisputed leader in adhesive technology, the 3M adhesives used for chrome overlays are the best on the market.
ABS is short for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, which is the chemical name for this particular thermoplastic material. Besides being widely used for OEM and aftermarket automotive parts, ABS plastics are also used in pipes and golf club heads. Its rigidity, light weight and shock absorbency make ABS plastic an ideal material for manufacturing. Best of all, it is impervious to rust. An added benefit of ABS plastic is that you have the option of painting it to match or highlight your paintjob.
Billet is defined as a bar of metal; therefore, billet aluminum is just a chunk of aluminum. It's these chunks of metal that are cut, machined and polished into the beefy billet-aluminum accessories that add pizzazz to today's vehicles.
Chrome plating is a finishing treatment utilizing a thin, decorative bright layer typically over an underlying nickel plate. The result is a brilliant, mirror-like reflectivity on all kinds of automotive trim. The downside to chrome plating is that the decorative layer can be chipped or peeled off over time.