Originally Posted by hemi05
here is a pic of mine. they are stainless steel but are chrome plated. I love the way they look here, but they didn't stay like this but a few months.
Well if they are stainless then chances are they are not chrome plated. Most tips are made from 304SS which contains high levels of Chromium. This chromium in the stainless steel forms an oxide layer which protects the surface and produces the shine. Therefore plating with chrome would be redundant.