Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)

7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)
The new re-designed 7 series F01 / F02 leads off the BMW Fxx chassis code!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-14-2012, 05:19 AM
Luvawatch Luvawatch is offline
Registered User
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2012 750i
Kidney grill painting

Hi all, I have a jet black '12 750i and wanting to get the black out fron kidney grill look. I think this looks great on back and white 7's. Question is.....is the grill paintable? I see that BMW does sell black grills but just not for the 7 series.
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 10-14-2012, 05:57 AM
Itinj6's Avatar
Itinj6 Itinj6 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: New Jersey
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,470
Mein Auto: 2012 650i Convertible
I know of someone painting tue grilles on a 2012 650. Most places don't recommend it because the paint won't stick well to the chrome but he hasn't reported any chipping or peeling. I can't see a problem if you scuff and sand the crap out of it.

If you like the matte black look, then Plasti dip is always an option. That stuff sticks to anything and it doesn't look bad at all if applied correctly.

Last edited by Itinj6; 10-14-2012 at 05:58 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-14-2012, 08:58 AM
Wolfman64 Wolfman64 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Upper Midwest
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 249
Mein Auto: BMW 750li, Mercedes SL600
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luvawatch View Post
Hi all, I have a jet black '12 750i and wanting to get the black out fron kidney grill look. I think this looks great on back and white 7's. Question is.....is the grill paintable? I see that BMW does sell black grills but just not for the 7 series.
I think you can them readily.

Here is an example:
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...ive-760li.aspx
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-14-2012, 10:39 AM
NickyBlack NickyBlack is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NYC
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 148
Mein Auto: E63 AMG, 750 Active7
I've had a few painted in the past not an issue and it's color matched to your car. Since your car is jet black, even the ones you buy that come in black should look like a good fit.
__________________
2012 750 AH
2010 E63 AMG
2008 SRT8
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-14-2012, 05:00 PM
f01driver f01driver is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Canada
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 747
Mein Auto: 11' 750i, 14' Bentley GTC
Another option for black/matte grilles;

http://www.bimmian.com/Painted-Shado...r-F04-7-Series
__________________
2011 750i

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-19-2012, 10:26 AM
haastx10's Avatar
haastx10 haastx10 is offline
RocknDoc
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 171
Mein Auto: 2012 F02 750Lix
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfman64 View Post
I think you can (buy) them readily.

Here is an example:
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...ive-760li.aspx
And here's a pic of what they look like:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1354.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	133.8 KB
ID:	346485  
__________________
________________________________________
2012 BMW F02 750LiX, Alpine White, M-Sport, Dinan Stage 5, Dinan Exhaust, H&R Sport Springs, Coded, Paddles.
2012 BMW F12 650iC, Mineral White, Dinan Stage 3, Dinan Exhaust, Dinan Shockware, Coded.


Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-20-2012, 07:26 AM
Luvawatch Luvawatch is offline
Registered User
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Mein Auto: 2012 750i
Gorgeous! Thank you guys!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series > 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms