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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 06-23-2014, 05:31 PM
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m tech rear bumper diffuser question

I need some feed back. I going to buy the mtech rear bumper for my 07 550i. The place I'm getting it from will paint it too but the said they don't paint diffusers because they get damaged. My car is jet black and they said the diffuser in blackish. Should I paint it or leave it and why? Every 550i I've seen theirs are painted and they are all aftermarket
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I've never heard that BS excuse before. I'd have them paint the diffuser the same color. The only way it would get damaged is if someone hits you or it falls off due to improper install.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:33 PM
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you're paying for the work, right? someone's being lazy
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:07 AM
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Well I want mine painted black like the car. I do see diffusers on cars that are not painted but not on the black cars
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The 2008 550i MSport package all have body colored rear diffusers and are not aftermarket. The 2006-2007 550i's are aftermarket.
I have the M tech rear with a flat black diffuser, and it does not see dirt like the rest of the car.
I went with a flat black to offset the 550i look in the rear especially since I upgraded the lights.

Rear diffusers don't get damaged like they're thinking, so painting it is not a problem, you should go elsewhere.
It's your choice even if you wanted to paint the inside of the diffuser that isn't exposed.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:57 AM
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I've never heard that BS excuse before. I'd have them paint the diffuser the same color. The only way it would get damaged is if someone hits you or it falls off due to improper install.
+1000 that paint guy is a moron, I wouldn't let him touch my car. THe M-Tech diffuser on the rear bumper RARELY gets damaged, it doesn't hang low and would only get damaged if someone hit you. Your car is Jet Black, get it painted the same and it will look best.
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thanks guys, im going to just get it shipped to me and ill take it to a paint shop where money is money
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