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Hello all. I bought a very nice 2009 RX450 recently. It's in mint condition (apart from dodgy radio reception-see previous post) and I thought I'd buy a rear bumper protector. As it's a silver car I thought a stainless steel one would look better than a rubber one.

My local dealer quoted me (wait for it) £419.72. Lexuspartsdirect are even pricier at £428.12! Outrageous prices for a bit of stainless steel no?

There's a protector on Lexus eBay at £118.44 but I think this is for the facelifted 450 (it has a curved lip) which won't fit my car.

Any suggestions before I have another look at the rubber version (£67.81 from my local dealer)?

Thanks 

 

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Might be worth a look here http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/LexusOfficialStore

EDIT: Doh, just realised you've already been there!

Personally I'd go for the rubber one anyway as stainless steel can still be scratched.

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Yeah, already looked and the one that fits my car is £503.76! Seriously, how can this be a fair price? I've zoomed in on the pic and can't see any diamonds!

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Have you considered making one? ☺️

https://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/forum/topic/117818-extra-bright-bits/

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My car has the rubber one and I think it's a more practical option. If I had the stainless versiwid be constantly fretting. 

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How about the clear film type? Plenty on amazon for ~£15 per metre

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I had a rubber one on a black 400 I previously owned and it looked fine. It's just that my 450 is silver so I thought s/steel might look better.

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I had a black one on my silver RX400 and now have a black one on my white RX450 both looked / look  fine to me. In the intrim I had a Stainless effect one on my ML350 that got seriously scratched. You're choice I guess.

Bri

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