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Old 11-26-2010, 05:45 PM
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2010+ M Sport Package Trim

Does anyone know what the blacked-out chrome trim on the front and rear bumpers is called? Is there a special name to the effect? I don't believe it's "shadowline", is it? The shadowline trim around the greenhouse looks a little different. And, is there any way to replicate the effect on parts that are chromed, without the part just looking "black" (i.e.: on the chrome trim above the front air dam on a non-Sport Package vehicle)? Thanks!

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Old 11-26-2010, 06:41 PM
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Meant to say 2011+ M Sport Package Trim (2010 had chrome).
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:56 AM
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Great questions. I have M Sports and want to black out rear chrome trunk strip and front grill. Vorsteiner shows it done right on their website (vorsteiner.com package VR7), but the don't offer the trim kit, just spoilers, etal. I have emailed them to find out how they had the chrome "shadow lined". As to the blacked out chrome reference, it looks like the same material as "shadow line" on my M, but I it could be slightly different....I know what you are seeing/asking. Was also told European Auto Source does a "shadow line" treatment to the chrome....waiting to hear back from them as well.

BMW certainly does not offer "shadow line" treatment to the rear trunk lid and front kidneys, per a couple calls to my dealer.

Let's hope somebody comes up with something. I will update you on what I find and hope you will do same.

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Old 11-27-2010, 08:19 AM
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Thanks for being on the same page as me Karl, and for the info; do keep us up-to-date with you findings.

Otherwise, look at the photos below. It seems as though BMW Individual added the "shadowline" effect to the chrome parts on the white Steinway & Sons edition model they just unveiled!
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:08 AM
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my eyes must suck. to me it looks like chrome or black chrome on the kidneys. I believe the left the trunk strip as chrome with a gaudy "Steinway and Sons" tag.

I do have the Steinway piano black (vs. woodgrain) interior and it is nice. silver piano wire inlay looks good with aluminum highlights.

hopefully I will find out more this week other than "pull it off, sand it and paint it". I just looked at the car and I'm not even sure how to get the trunk strip off, let alone pull apart the grille.

I'll let you know what I find.

regards....Karl
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:16 AM
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tried to upload a picture to see if we are looking at the same issue with the chrome. newbie who isn't quite sure how to attach at bimmerfest!

maybe I should go get a can of gloss black Rustoleum and some masking tape?
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:25 AM
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Yes, what I am refering to is the effect that the 2011+ M Sport Package models have on the areas I've circled, which are also on the front; the 2010 M Sport Package models had silver / chrome, the 2011's have black / shadowline. Otherwise, I would like to know if I can get the effect of the 2011's on the area of the non-M Sport Package model I've circled; not to simply paint it black, but to have that 'shadowline' or 'black pearl' effect.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:58 AM
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here's a picture of the front of my 2011. I hear what you are saying.....the black parts were chrome in 2009 and 2010. Frankly, it is a small piece of plastic that you can probably buy through bmw, assuming the aero kit stayed the same. looks replaceable through bmw to me.......
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:22 AM
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Right, but I don't have the M Sport Package...
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:34 AM
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got it. will let you know what I find out. hope you get more info as well. karl
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:22 PM
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my eyes must suck. to me it looks like chrome or black chrome on the kidneys. I believe the left the trunk strip as chrome with a gaudy "Steinway and Sons" tag.

I do have the Steinway piano black (vs. woodgrain) interior and it is nice. silver piano wire inlay looks good with aluminum highlights.

hopefully I will find out more this week other than "pull it off, sand it and paint it". I just looked at the car and I'm not even sure how to get the trunk strip off, let alone pull apart the grille.

I'll let you know what I find.

regards....Karl
Question for you: if I understand correctly, you have a 750LiX M sport but with piano black trim. I thought piano black was only available with the Individual option. And, I thought the Individual was not available with the M sport option. Am I incorrect?
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:27 PM
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No, one can have the Piano Black Finish Wood Trim on a non-Individual vehicle for an upcharge of $1,080 MSRP, M Sport Package or not; and, strange enough, one can have an Individual vehicle without the Individual paint; but, in reality, you can have anything you want, just be prepared to pay for it, and, sometimes(!), you get 'priced-out' with pricing that can in NO WAY be justified, instead of BMW just saying "no"; trust me, I've experienced same firsthand.

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Old 11-27-2010, 03:26 PM
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dbs is right for sure. I have piano black wood (with piano wire inlay) in a brand new M sport. It took an extra couple weeks (parts shortage), but i like it. karl
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:29 PM
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Any interior pictures Karl?
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:38 PM
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I'll try to get some in the daylight tomorrow. To me the piano black finish was worth the grand. pun intended. karl
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:46 PM
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That's cool, I never knew the 7ers had an M package
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:53 PM
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Just got back from the dealer and it seems we're now able to select between "Chrome" and "Dark Chrome" for the 2013 M Sport Package!

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Old 09-08-2012, 04:26 PM
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I assume this is the dark chrome on the 2013 m sport...



Piano wood?

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:15 PM
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I assume this is the dark chrome on the 2013 m sport...



Piano wood?

not piano wood, I have what you show, it is dark ash,
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