The bumpers I have seen look good initially, but I believe the nickel plate is quite thin, and the chrome plate is definitely thin. If you keep your car inside, and keep it waxed, I can't see that that it would be a problem. If you leave it outside and never wash it, yeah, I guess you won't be happy with it after a year or two. I am having a glass bumper "spray plated". If you havent seen this done before, google it, you wont believe it. There is a guy here locally that does it, did a whole sport bike not long ago, pretty cool to see a chrome motorcycle, lol. Anyway, my back bumper will be chrome steel.