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Old 09-12-2013, 05:04 PM
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Anyone have a good source for a black grill to replace my chrome?


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Old 09-12-2013, 06:32 PM
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Anyone have a good source for a black grill to replace my chrome?


remove and plastidip it, easiest and cheapest way
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:08 PM
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Do not plasti dip it, do not look for a black grille. Take your grille out and powder coat it in gloss black or matte black (your choice). I went for a gloss black, costed $500 to take it out and powder coat.
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Do not plasti dip it, do not look for a black grille. Take your grille out and powder coat it in gloss black or matte black (your choice). I went for a gloss black, costed $500 to take it out and powder coat.
Dang man. That is damn expensive. I had 4 rims powder coated on my previous 7 for less than 2 of your grills.

Not to beat a dead horse, but that money could have been much better spent powder coating your RWS.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:34 PM
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I will probably get called dumb, but what is RWS?
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I will probably get called dumb, but what is RWS?
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...t=#post7831266
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Hah! On the RWS. I Yankee out my grills, used a scotch brite pad to sand em down then used primer and engine paint to make them black. Yes, I got a chip or two but then you just yank em back out and touch them up. $10.
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Anyone try these grills:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2008-2013-BMW...item232d11da51

Or these are free shipping, but don't look as good.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-2009-201...item565b403733
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http://www.carid.com/2009-bmw-7-seri...le-470990.html check these grilles out, super expensive
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Hideous. Reminds me of my car without the RWS. Don't go there bro.
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I still don't know what RWS is :O Show me the pic
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Do not plasti dip it, do not look for a black grille. Take your grille out and powder coat it in gloss black or matte black (your choice). I went for a gloss black, costed $500 to take it out and powder coat.
Why would you say that, for someone that plasti dipped the entire car you sound so sure that it won't work on your grill ? I too doubt the dipping process but I was wrong as my grill came out AMAZING and still looks AMAZING after 2+ months with no issues .
I think your car looks amazing dipped in white and it works plus is durable .
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Plasti dipping the car is different, it's not permanent. If you want a black grille, you want it to be permanent
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Do not plasti dip it, do not look for a black grille. Take your grille out and powder coat it in gloss black or matte black (your choice). I went for a gloss black, costed $500 to take it out and powder coat.
Mr-Karim, Really?

The only thing you didn't plasti-dip on your car seems to be the windows and the lights. Why would you have held back on the grill?
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Plasti dipping the car is different, it's not permanent. If you want a black grille, you want it to be permanent
Sorry I don't agree and I have experienced it and know of others that has also. But hey I respect your opinion
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The guy himself, did not recommend me to dip rims and the grille.
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love your car Karim! And I don't love black rims but on a white car, looks great. My cousin has a Panamera Turbo, white with black rims, it's sick.
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Thanks man! I left my car at the shop today, I want to dip other chrome stuff in black too
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Thanks to the encouraging words of M4XBMW7, I decided to give plastidip a shot. For $5.99, how bad can I screw it up?

Anyway, I am happy and think it turned out great.





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