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Old 01-29-2013, 07:12 PM
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Lightbulb What color to go with?

Im going to have my exhaust tips painted gloss black!
i thought that having my front and rear reflectors the painted the gloss black color would look good too!
Almost like a mini mod, compared to getting space grey ones and blending them in..those r kinda boring even though they look fantastic that way

Has anyone done the same? Put different color inserts other than their car color. pics if u have em!
preferably black to match my kidneys and shadowline trim.

yay or ney on the black....and why?

ps a member pf this forum told me be careful cause it could turnout like its a double tip like the Lexus F series sedan........actually a great point.
we certainly dont want that crazy look!
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I've seen some white x5's that have black reflector inserts. I can find it if you want.
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This is one of my friends X5's that blackened the rear reflector.

I still prefer to match the color of your paint.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:36 PM
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This is one of my friends X5's that blackened the rear reflector.

I still prefer to match the color of your paint.
u rock,,,,X looks sick like that. u agree?
doesn't have that double exhaust effect, thank god

ps. wondering if that clear reflector comes off in his 2nd to last pic would look great in black too?
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Im going to have my exhaust tips painted gloss black!
i thought that having my front and rear reflectors the painted the gloss black color would look good too!
Almost like a mini mod, compared to getting space grey ones and blending them in..those r kinda boring even though they look fantastic that way

Has anyone done the same? Put different color inserts other than their car color. pics if u have em!
preferably black to match my kidneys and shadowline trim.

yay or ney on the black....and why?

ps a member pf this forum told me be careful cause it could turnout like its a double tip like the Lexus F series sedan........actually a great point.
we certainly dont want that crazy look!
Whats the status of the interior carbon wrap?

The Black paint on the reflectors seems unique, but it also seems as though someone scratched your paint precisely lol. Either black or Space grey, its gonna look fine!
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:47 PM
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but it also seems as though someone scratched your paint precisely lol
huh explain please!

Carbon wrap is on hold
It is so frigin time consuming to remove the trim, which since 2011 everything has to be removed from behind the door panels and under console and even glove box. only 2 pieces are clips...yikes
bmw wanted 14 hours of labor just to remove and i cant get an independent shop to touch it...not even Don Nguyen
people know how expensive it is to replace if they crack it
Damn Germans! making it tough for me to get some carbon love...lol
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but it also seems as though someone scratched your paint precisely lol
huh explain please!

Carbon wrap is on hold
It is so frigin time consuming to remove the trim, which since 2011 everything has to be removed from behind the door panels and under console and even glove box. only 2 pieces are clips...yikes
bmw wanted 14 hours of labor just to remove and i cant get an independent shop to touch it...not even Don Nguyen
people know how expensive it is to replace if they crack it
Damn Germans! making it tough for me to get some carbon love...lol
If you ever have parked in a city, you`ll notice the lines of cars with black lines around the bumper. These lines are a result of people scratching the bumper, and the base coat being revealed. If you paint them black, from a distance, at least to me, it will seem as though someone deeply scratched your paint, where the reflectors are. However your plan is to use a gloss finish. It should take that scratched look away, so its not an eyesore. So IMO either gloss black or space grey looks good.
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If you ever have parked in a city, you`ll notice the lines of cars with black lines around the bumper. These lines are a result of people scratching the bumper, and the base coat being revealed. If you paint them black, from a distance, at least to me, it will seem as though someone deeply scratched your paint, where the reflectors are. However your plan is to use a gloss finish. It should take that scratched look away, so its not an eyesore. So IMO either gloss black or space grey looks good.
thnx im on it!
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Just in case you missed mine. Not space grey, but platinum grey with standard body and painted inserts and matte black tips.

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Just in case you missed mine. Not space grey, but platinum grey with standard body and painted inserts and matte black tips.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...86&postcount=1
Nice Looks great!
What kind of paint did u use
Reg car paint or high temp?
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Nice Looks great!
What kind of paint did u use
Reg car paint or high temp?
High Temp paint.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:16 PM
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Here ya go...A little tease...

a little tease.....
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You know you can just buy the exhaust tips in black chrome right? They're from the ZMX package, part numbers: 18307639891 and 18307639890 for the 50i.
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You know you can just buy the exhaust tips in black chrome right? They're from the ZMX package, part numbers: 18307639891 and 18307639890 for the 50i.
Jobs done already buddy
Where were u with this info yesterday..lol
9 thninning QB!
We went gloss black to match the kidney grilles and the shadow line trim.
Brought it back to old school not gangsta jessie james matte black
My wife won't get in a car with that
I told he classy all the way
We ain't kids over here...lol
I didn't like how they the after market ones stick out of the fender!
I like the flush look.
I got a little surprise to post when it gets put back together maņana morning!
Hmmmmm what could it be....
No not the rails I kept them silver
Maybe somewhere down the road if I get bored ill do those !
I njoy the silver over black rails always
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Sorry man, I just saw it tonight. I did the same with mine, no chrome, just shadowline, grills, trim and exhaust. I'd like to do the roof rails too, but it's too much of a pain, wish we could have been able to order shadowline rails from the factory.
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Sorry man, I just saw it tonight. I did the same with mine, no chrome, just shadowline, grills, trim and exhaust. I'd like to do the roof rails too, but it's too much of a pain, wish we could have been able to order shadowline rails from the factory.
U should post a pic of ur car with those mods love to see
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Here you go
Luv it
So coolz!
Came out great INMO
"Gloss Black" rocks!

ps in the process of de badging as we speak.............
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Luv it
So coolz!
Came out great INMO
"Gloss Black" rocks!
Gloss black really is good. Better than expected (looks like you have tinted mirrors down in the reflectors)

Please post a pic with the entire vehicle, wanna see how they look with msport
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De-badged and blacked out exhaust and reflectors....rear brake light tint next!
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That actually looks really nice man! Way to go.
Thanks so much...im happy with it too
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Way to go Rob, now shave off those emblems on the doors too!
Ummm done...like so 2 days ago
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