I'm pretty sure that it didn't get the tips.
It is funny how you can't find part's to things when they go wrong.LMAO not laughing at your post Russ, but myself. Was crossing one of those eight way intersections and dropped my driveshaft, differential oil all over the place. Not bad to fix, replaced differential pig (ratio was different, not bad) and rear universal, couldn’t find the connection nut anywheres to diff. input stud.
Believe if nickle plated they will hold up, mine always looked pretty good but rear bumper had a tarnish/dull worn out look developed by each tailpipe, why that happened? Not rust or peeling chrome, nothing like that. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroless_nickel_platingIs there any better brand than another?