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Old 09-27-2011, 07:15 AM
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Clear front reflectors?

I know that there is an option to by them painted but does anyone make a replacement in clear? I think it would be a nice compliment to the head lights.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:03 AM
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I've been looking for these too but unable to find them. I prefer them to the painted reflector because the painted reflector looks like a patch, whereas the clear reflector looks like a design element.
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You mean something like this...?



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^^ Like this, but less DIY. The reflector should be designed for the curved shape like the OEM relector. Your one looks like a rectangular reflector cut to size. The shape in the upper photo seems irregular, and in the close-up the reflector pattern is not curved. Was this a DIY?
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:07 AM
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+1 on what Stealth said...a direct OEM replacement (curved) would be great! Any vendors reading this thread take note please
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:30 AM
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Any news on those clear reflectors?
I can't seem to find them anywhere :-(
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I've been looking for these too but unable to find them. I prefer them to the painted reflector because the painted reflector looks like a patch, whereas the clear reflector looks like a design element.
+1. The painted ones don't appeal to me either.

Alex, I think you did an excellent job! It would look OEM to most
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:21 PM
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Btw, I found this a few weeks ago:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-BMW-F10...da632f&vxp=mtr

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A tad pricey, but they look good. Anyone install these? How hard is it to R&R?
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A tad pricey, but they look good. Anyone install these? How hard is it to R&R?
I can’t speak for the clear reflectors, as for fit or finish, but removing the OEM and installing the new ones (or modded ones) is pretty straight forward and fairly easy.
You’ll need a hair dryer or heat gun, socket wrench, Isp alcohol and double sided adhesive tape. Thought I saw some DIY advice on this forum somewhere but couldn’t find it just now.
You’ll likely have to turn your wheels to access the inside front wheel well cover to remove it. (I did)
The reflectors get installed from the inside. The oem ones just need heated up and pushed (in) out.
The rears just get pried up starting from the inside closest to the trunk and the pop right off.

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A tad pricey, but they look good. Anyone install these? How hard is it to R&R?
Here are some pics of my clear bumper markers/reflectors:


http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=644427








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Having seen the clear ones on the car, I know prefer the painted ones.
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I just tinted the front reflectors black on my Dark Graphite.
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