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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 02-25-2011, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ZeGerman View Post
I was thinking it actually looked pretty excellent on silver. I've considered doing it on my car, but I fear that black on black will make it look too "murdered out" - a look which I'm not a big fan of. I'm still debating on whether or not to do it. If I do decide to paint them, it won't happen until after I get new wheels and install my suspension. Blacked out kidneys on a black car with stock wheels would look pretty lame.
The good thing about plastidip is that you can just peel it right off if you don't like it and it leaves the chrome untouched. I didn't bother sanding my grills. I just made sure they were clean and sprayed.

Originally Posted by JohnGutmannnn View Post
From what I have read it is hard to get the dirt off the plastic dip when it gets dirty.
I had my grills plastidipped for over a year and never had that problem.

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