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Old 01-12-2013, 09:21 AM
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Kidney Grilles - chrome/chrome, black/black, black/chrome, chrome/black

I tested all combinations on my imperial blue 535i..and finally settled with Chrome/Black

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Old 01-12-2013, 12:07 PM
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Chrome / Matte black is the stock M5 scheme and, IMO, looks the best.

Your LED strips look a bit added on, IMO.
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Chrome / Matte black is the stock M5 scheme and, IMO, looks the best.

Your LED strips look a bit added on, IMO.
I had the same opinion about the LEDs so I put vinyl on the fog lamps to hide them..it looks better now with the fogs completely hidden

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I have seen several cars with the grille surround painted the car body color, but I notice that you did not experiment with that option. Did you consider it?. For examples, take a look at bighungry618's car in http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthre...=422572&page=5 to see a car like yours. I also painted my surrounds to be the body color, but my car is a lighter color. Photo attached.

Your pictures of the different combinations are a great idea and are very useful, thank you!
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I have seen several cars with the grille surround painted the car body color, but I notice that you did not experiment with that option. Did you consider it?. For examples, take a look at bighungry618's car in http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthre...=422572&page=5 to see a car like yours. I also painted my surrounds to be the body color, but my car is a lighter color. Photo attached.

Your pictures of the different combinations are a great idea and are very useful, thank you!
I thought of a body colour style surrounds but then it would have looked similar to black on my imperial blue so skipped it..even after trying all other combinations, I believe chrome/black is best for dark coloured cars and black/black or body colour like youra suit well on light coloured cars

Thanks for adding another idea and combination

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Black/Chrome looks the best to me.
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