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Luvawatch 10-14-2012 05:19 AM

Kidney grill painting
 
Hi all, I have a jet black '12 750i and wanting to get the black out fron kidney grill look. I think this looks great on back and white 7's. Question is.....is the grill paintable? I see that BMW does sell black grills but just not for the 7 series.

Itinj6 10-14-2012 05:57 AM

I know of someone painting tue grilles on a 2012 650. Most places don't recommend it because the paint won't stick well to the chrome but he hasn't reported any chipping or peeling. I can't see a problem if you scuff and sand the crap out of it.

If you like the matte black look, then Plasti dip is always an option. That stuff sticks to anything and it doesn't look bad at all if applied correctly.

Wolfman64 10-14-2012 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Luvawatch (Post 7132970)
Hi all, I have a jet black '12 750i and wanting to get the black out fron kidney grill look. I think this looks great on back and white 7's. Question is.....is the grill paintable? I see that BMW does sell black grills but just not for the 7 series.

I think you can them readily.

Here is an example:
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...ive-760li.aspx

NickyBlack 10-14-2012 10:39 AM

I've had a few painted in the past not an issue and it's color matched to your car. Since your car is jet black, even the ones you buy that come in black should look like a good fit.

f01driver 10-14-2012 05:00 PM

Another option for black/matte grilles;

http://www.bimmian.com/Painted-Shado...r-F04-7-Series

haastx10 10-19-2012 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Wolfman64 (Post 7133231)
I think you can (buy) them readily.

Here is an example:
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...ive-760li.aspx

And here's a pic of what they look like:

Luvawatch 10-20-2012 07:26 AM

Gorgeous! Thank you guys!:thumbup:


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