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Old 09-27-2011, 09:39 AM
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Modbargains vs. JLeviSW painted reflector

Does anyone have a perspective on which one of these suppiers has a better painted reflector.

JLeviSW emphasises that they use OEM reflector as a base. This is great that its an OEM part, but the OEM reflector sticks up very slightly from the surface of the bumper so it will likely not be a flush fit against the surface of the car.

I don't know anything about the modbargains version but from the pictures it looks like a different part so it may not be an OEM reflector. If this means it sits flat to the surface, then I would prefer that.

Anyone with these reflectors able to comment on how flat they sit to the bumper surface?
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:29 PM
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I got the one from modbargain and it sits flush. Only complaint here is the paint is slightly off, at least the ones I got. Attached a pic here so you can judge for yourself.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:38 PM
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I got the one from modbargain and it sits flush. Only complaint here is the paint is slightly off, at least the ones I got. Attached a pic here so you can judge for yourself.
It looks like the fit is uneven too although could be the angle.

In the photo the paint match looks very good. Is it very noticeable in person?
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I just received them today painted dark graphite metallic. Will inspect and install and let you all know. Got them from mod bargains.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:56 PM
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I just received them today painted dark graphite metallic. Will inspect and install and let you all know. Got them from mod bargains.
Great. Thanks. If the paint match and fit is good, I will go mod bargains too. Flush fit trumps OEM part imo.
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Just inspected and the paint matched pretty darn good in the crappy garage light. so will check in the sunlight. The part is also BMW oem part as well.
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It looks like the fit is uneven too although could be the angle.

In the photo the paint match looks very good. Is it very noticeable in person?
Yeah in person, its a little more noticeable. As for the uneveness, thats prob due to my poor DIY skillz. lol.
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