Riprock, Thanks for the coments. These moldings are the standard that are on every LX. From a distance they look black but are really much more grey. I have painted the small rear piece(not on this photo) and am still debating to paint the the others. I like it this way...my wife likes the matched moldings on the EX. The side step bars are manufactured by Manik...the only available polished bars I found for the Pilot/MDX I purchased them from California Auto Trends, also know as NORD-LETH Auto. They cost the same as the factory boards but how can you compare black aluminum to polished stainless steel?? There # is 1-800-500-2404. Item # is MAN 48915TSP. Happy Piloting!!!