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Not sure but I think mine are chromed steel. Stainless would be a nice touch but then, aren't the trunk lid and hood supposed to be stainless as well?
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In case anyone doesn't know this, the US bumper covers are stainless, and even significant scratches can be buffed out with a buffing kit.
 

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Mine are chrome, 83 280SL
 

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Ok, so I'm stupid! But, I can't tell exactly what mine are. They look like Chrome.
 

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They are
 

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they are chrome, too shiny to be stainless. from back when they still made good chrome.
 

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They are steel, euro bumpers that is, with a chrome plating.
As to the bonnet and boot lid, they are actually aluminium which is why you have to watch the dents as they are v easy to do.
Well on my 300 SL they are, as I have a spot of aluminium corrosion on my bonnet which can only be cured by painting the affected area with sulphuric acid, apparently.
 
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