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Old 01-29-2013, 07:33 AM
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I really like this combination for my carbon black 550xi M Sport. Are these available from an aftermarket vendor? I would hate to have to buy two different ones to make the desired result.

I'm assuming that you bought one grill and took pieces from your stock grill to make the finished product. Correct?
JJ,

The grille is the one that came on the car. I removed it, separated the trim ring from the slats then prepped and painted it. $46.00 total cost.

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Also, Bigdeep did the same mod. He bought the performance grille and swapped the trim rings. Same look, higher cost but way less effort.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:21 AM
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Carbon Black with M5 grilles (chrome surrounds, gloss black slats).

The first pic is half-and-half, left is the stock chrome, right is the black M5 grille.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:12 PM
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:50 PM
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:50 PM
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:56 PM
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Do you mean to tell me that the random F10 I found with black wheels while searching Google belongs to you?? If so, I can see why you vote black, since your car is pretty sick!
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:29 PM
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Oops. I thought you were replying to a different post. My bad. I still think your F10 is sick, though!
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:32 PM
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:20 AM
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Just had my OEM's replaced with black glossy -- thanks Octopump -- I love them. Not the best picture, but look great in person...
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:48 AM
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:07 AM
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:05 PM
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:50 PM
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Ummm....these pics are of OEM 550i LCI grilles, right?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:01 PM
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F10-black-grills

Where can I find the best deal on these grills and has anyone found any "watchout for" issues with installing them yourself?
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:55 PM
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Ummm....these pics are of OEM 550i LCI grilles, right?
Look good, right?

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Old 10-26-2013, 02:25 AM
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:42 AM
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I don't remember where I saw the post but a member indicated they used Brasso to remove the chrome on the fins making them look like M5 grilles. I decided to give it a try last week. It worked great. I pulled the grilles and separated the fins from the rings. I used a white scotchbrite pad and Brasso on each fin and the chrome plating came right off. The fins will be a dull finish at this point. I then took car polish and polished the fins. Gave them a smooth shine. So for less than 5 bucks and about an hour of work you transform the look of your frontend. Whoever posted this idea originally, thanks for the tip!
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:38 AM
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:53 AM
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OFFICIAL F10 grille thread - POST PICS!!

Whew! I thought I was in trouble for posting my standard, OEM front end.

I had been contemplating a grill replacement, going either glossy or semi glossy black. That how I found this thread. After looking, and having seen/lived with mine as pictured for 10 days...I think I'll stick with stock. At least for now.

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Old 10-26-2013, 07:11 AM
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Whew! I thought I was in trouble for posting my standard, OEM front end.

I had been contemplating a grill replacement, going either glossy or semi glossy black. That how I found this thread. After looking, and having seen/lived with mine as pictured for 10 days...I think I'll stick with stock. At least for now.

Great thread.


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I love that color on your MY14 F10. Very clean! Just a thought: maybe you can try and create your own LCI reverse M5 grilles. Check out my post where I combined the BMW performance grilles with my originals. I had a set of M5 grilles and a set of reverse M5 grilles. I had the best of both worlds (chrome was too much and some say all black makes it seem like the grilles are missing). You can do a black ring with the LCI slats. If that is possible, you would be the first
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:29 PM
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Id love to see some more pics of Space Gray with diff grills, I know many have Black and white ones but Space Gray very few
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:47 PM
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Where can I find the best deal on these grills and has anyone found any "watchout for" issues with installing them yourself?
I busted one of the tabs of the stock grill when I removed it... not a big deal
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:20 PM
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That was me, glad that it worked out for you

Here's the original post.
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I don't remember where I saw the post but a member indicated they used Brasso to remove the chrome on the fins making them look like M5 grilles. I decided to give it a try last week. It worked great. I pulled the grilles and separated the fins from the rings. I used a white scotchbrite pad and Brasso on each fin and the chrome plating came right off. The fins will be a dull finish at this point. I then took car polish and polished the fins. Gave them a smooth shine. So for less than 5 bucks and about an hour of work you transform the look of your frontend. Whoever posted this idea originally, thanks for the tip!
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Id love to see some more pics of Space Gray with diff grills, I know many have Black and white ones but Space Gray very few
I have the gloss black sport grill fins with the surrounds painted body color (space gray). I tried several other combinations and this is my favorite.


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Old 10-31-2013, 04:57 PM
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Re: OFFICIAL F10 grille thread - POST PICS!!

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I have the gloss black sport grill fins with the surrounds painted body color (space gray). I tried several other combinations and this is my favorite.


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U have pics? Did u do the mod urself? Any dyi on painting greatly appreciated

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