No this is too much effort
And I mean.. I have metal coated things that don't sound like metal when dropped or set down, the sound would be in part due to the resonance, which a solid piece of metal and a metal plated piece of anything wouldn't share, since they are not the same material throughout. You can check with any older chrome plated car part, which will often be chrome plated plastic.
Again, I will check when I have a Chrome Hau in hand to be sure.
But I see what you are pointing out, and I edited my previous reply