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I have 2003 white (with grey bumpers) stock LC. I am going to repaint front and back bumpers, plus side strip. I am thinking to paint these parts in some different colors for some reason. Any suggestions? Maybe white?
 

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I painted the bumpers and moldings on my 1999 white to match. I like it A LOT better. My wife didn't want me to do it, but admitted recently that she likes it better as well. There is a reason the LX-470s have color-matched bumpers and trim...because it looks better. I'll see if I have a pic...
 

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I used Duplicolor Perfect Match in rattle cans from O'Rielly's
 
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if you image search white 100-series you can see several examples of what others are running. TONS of white cruisers in the Middle East with many variations of bumper/trim colors and pin striping/decals. some have white, black, silver, champagne-ish, etc etc. i think they all look good.
personally, i'm a fan of the all-white with blacked out windows/wheels, white with black trim is ok but very common, and the recent trend toward really dark gray metallic (anthracite?)
 
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I vote body color. My LC has black bumpers matching body color - pretty sure it was painted and didn't come from the factory this way.
 
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Thanks everybody! Seems body color is a way to go.

Garth, your LC is very convincing argument. Also, good suggestion to look at the pictures of white LXs, ii forgot they have matching bumpers
 
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I am going to have the trim and bumpers painted the champagne color of the body the next time its in the shop for any sort of body work, I hate the color differential looks super 2000's
 
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I used Duplicolor Perfect Match in rattle cans from O'Rielly's

This looks great. What kind of prep and process did you do? Sanding, priming, coats, etc.?

I'd like to do matching body color as I'm not a fan of the black/gray LX two-tone.
 

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I taped off with blue painter's tape, sanded with a pretty fine grit, then sot the white on after a good wipe-down. I didn't use primer. It's only been on for 6 months, but still looks good on both bumpers and side-trip. My bumpers were a mess...the factory grey/silver was peeling of in big chunks.

I didn't prep as well as some others on this board. If you do a search you'll find a much better thread on prepping and painting the side moldings. If they don't hold-up, I'll do a better job of prep and paint them again in the future.
 

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