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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:17 PM
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I've got clear side markers! Your opinion? UPDATED PIC

The first mod I did on my previous E92 Space Gray was replace the (IMHO) horrible orange side markers in the wheel arches. So, it was only natural that I would feel the same way with the even darker Dark Graphite Metallic on my 535.

Today I finally had the time to get it done. What do you think? Better orange or clear?

P.S. Will take better pics tomorrow morning, my garage was a little dark for any decent pictures tonight...






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Old 09-18-2010, 08:00 PM
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Clear looks 100x better to me. Where did you get them and how much if you please?
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:30 PM
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:57 AM
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Can see the oraange better. This is a safety item !
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:22 AM
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i like the orange, not that it matters.....
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:32 AM
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:32 PM
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They look great!! I did this on my 2006 Porsche Cayman. Will probably do this with my new 528 too. Where did you get them??
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:13 PM
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Thank you all for your comments.

I see that some have asked thru this thread and from PM about where I purchased them.

Unfortunately I didn't purchase them. They are custom made. Home-made I should add.

So I guess that makes them one of a kind...

I couldn't find them available anywhere, that's what led me to try a DIY route.

Cheers.

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Thank you all for your comments.

I see that some have asked thru this thread and from PM about where I purchased them.

Unfortunately I didn't purchase them. They are custom made. Home-made I should add.

So I guess that makes them one of a kind...

I couldn't find them available anywhere, that's what led me to try a DIY route.

Cheers.

Alex.
Alex, how much would you charge to make a pair for me?
I think you may have just created a new business venture.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:25 AM
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It's impressive that you made them yourself, that totally changes my opinion. I like them a lot now!
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:04 PM
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Thank you all for your kind words!
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:04 PM
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Bravo! Sign me up for a pair as well!
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:43 PM
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I like the way they look with the wheels, they seem to match, like a set
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:06 PM
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Is it easy to take the old orange one out without scratching anything? Then how easy is it to attach the new one back on? Do you use superglue?
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:45 AM
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Alex, those look really nice. It just matches so much better than orange with your car's colors. Fill us in on how you made them.
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