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Old 03-10-2018, 07:06 PM
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I need some on advice on blacking out my 320i....looking to start with some low budget ideas

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Old 03-10-2018, 07:55 PM
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In your picture, I notice that stupid looking SUV parked next to you. Why would you want to make your beautiful looking car resemble that hideous piece of junk?

The dark sinister pickup truck look doesn't work on a white BMW.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:33 PM
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In your picture, I notice that stupid looking SUV parked next to you. Why would you want to make your beautiful looking car resemble that hideous piece of junk?

The dark sinister pickup truck look doesn't work on a white BMW.
I'm not looking for that.... I'm thinking more along the lines of black grill, black mirrors maybe, black lower lip....etc....any other thoughts

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Old 03-11-2018, 09:39 AM
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Start with tinting the windows, replacing the front kidney grills with black ones, vinyl wrap all the chrome around the car, the bottom diffuser, add black exhaust tips, tint the rear lights black, paint the rims black

Personally I would get a downpipe, 328i ecu and xenons on the front lights instead but thatís just me
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:59 AM
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If you go to bimmerpost, there is a whole "stormtrooper" thread with great ideas of what and how to do regadring white cars.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:23 AM
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Black vinyl roof wrap will give a nice contrast to that Alpine white.

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Old 03-11-2018, 08:50 PM
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Black vinyl roof wrap will give a nice contrast to that Alpine white.

That looks really good.... I've watched a few videos on diy roof wrapping.... Doesn't look too bad. Any recommendations on what product? Also, flat black or carbon fiber? I think cf looks a bit young for me (I'm 37). What do you guys think?

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Old 03-11-2018, 08:54 PM
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That looks really good.... I've watched a few videos on diy roof wrapping.... Doesn't look too bad. Any recommendations on what product? Also, flat black or carbon fiber? I think cf looks a bit young for me (I'm 37). What do you guys think?

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from what I remember, the carbon fibre vinyl is a thicker more durable material so that is what I would choose. I personally think wrapping the roof black but leaving the shark-fin antenna white looks stupid, but that is just my opinion.
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Next on my list is side view mirrors. Just an idea what u can start with.
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:30 PM
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I have a 2014 328i Alpine White Sport Line edition and it came standard with black accents to make the car pop out and I love them.

I feel like I'm missing a few on the list, but noticeably a few things I can think of that mine has,

- black mirrors
- black grill
- black exhaust tips
- black trim along rear bumper (I don't think you could add this to yours without replacing the entire bumper)
- black inner rear front bumper with gray bars near fog lights that looks a bit different than yours (I'm thinking mine has different bumpers all together than yours)

So Far I have tinted the windows (20%), and I added the M3 rear lip spoiler in black which really set off the rear-end even more(looks like you already have one in white). I was actually considering the black roof wrap as well because there are a few Audi's and Mercedes I have seen white with the black roof and imo they look sick - But I agree with N52 Moistenor, I would have to take the antenna black as well probably.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:16 PM
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In my opinion other than windows, could be overkill. Keep it clean.


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Old 03-15-2018, 07:32 PM
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Powder coating the rims, tenting the windows and black grill will make a big difference. I don't have a before picture but this is the after product.
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I need some on advice on blacking out my 320i....looking to start with some low budget ideas

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you should have gotten a black car. Dont do it. Leave it as is.
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In your picture, I notice that stupid looking SUV parked next to you. Why would you want to make your beautiful looking car resemble that hideous piece of junk?

The dark sinister pickup truck look doesn't work on a white BMW.
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:10 AM
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I don't know man.....the whole "stormtrooper" look is pretty damn sexy...

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Old 03-16-2018, 06:53 PM
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I don't know man.....the whole "stormtrooper" look is pretty damn sexy...

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You're right. It is, but just to an extent. It's the trend now and most people overdo it on everything from their Civics to their F150's.

Around here it goes from "stormtrooper" to "trailer park" real fast.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:09 PM
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Yea, I could see where taking it too far gets tacky.... That's where the advice comes in.... Where do you guys think the line is between sharp and tacky?

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Old 03-16-2018, 09:45 PM
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Anything more than legal window tint looks cosplay.
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I'd black out the chrome double-kidney grill, and leave it at that. The 320 doesn't come with a lot of chrome bling on it in the first place, and it will sort of look like the shadow-sport trim when you are done. $10 of 3M vinyl, a heat gun, and a Saturday afternoon is all that's required.

Perhaps different rims if you're really determined to spend some $.

The roof vinyl and mirror caps says ///M-wannabe to me.
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The only two things you should do are the black kidney grill and black wheels. Thereís a guy down the street with a white 320 that has been blacked out. Itís very nice. But thatís all that he has done. Too much can ruin the cars look.


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No. You will regret ever attempting.

Whenever someone says low budget, modification, and bmw in the same sentence- it is going to be a really really bad and misguided idea that has zero hope of success.
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No. You will regret ever attempting.

Whenever someone says low budget, modification, and bmw in the same sentence- it is going to be a really really bad and misguided idea that has zero hope of success.
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Old 03-24-2018, 01:08 PM
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So here is what i did today....plastidipped rims, 320i letters, and grill.... What do you guys think?

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Old 03-24-2018, 02:42 PM
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