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      12-08-2011, 03:39 AM   #1
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My grills!

On my pre lci e90 i had bought matte black grills a while back they started fading so i tried to paint them Semi gloss black and used too much paint lol..then i tried sanding down and re painting so yeah that didn't work out.. should i take them to a paint shop to have them sanded or w.e and re painted or throw them away and get new ones?!

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People sell used ones all the time on here. Should look around if your interested.
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Use some Paint stripper first and then repaint. Take it to shop would be more costly than buying a new one.
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Throw them away and get new ones.
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People sell used ones all the time on here. Should look around if your interested.
yeah i was gone look into that if i can't fix my grills lol
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Use some Paint stripper first and then repaint. Take it to shop would be more costly than buying a new one.
u think this would work i might have scratched grills with sand paper? >.<
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I thought so :/
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u think this would work i might have scratched grills with sand paper? >.<
yeap but after paint stipper you need to sand it down again to take out the scratch which may take a while.
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jlevi has black pre lci grills for like $45 or something. easiest solution!
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On my pre lci e90 i had bought matte black grills a while back they started fading so i tried to paint them Semi gloss black and used too much paint lol..then i tried sanding down and re painting so yeah that didn't work out.. should i take them to a paint shop to have them sanded or w.e and re painted or throw them away and get new ones?!

THANKS FOR READING! PLEASE SOME FEED BACK!
try to dig up $100 and buy the bmw performance set
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yeap but after paint stipper you need to sand it down again to take out the scratch which may take a while.
I will attempt this once again!

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jlevi has black pre lci grills for like $45 or something. easiest solution!
will take this if this does not work ^

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try to dig up $100 and buy the bmw performance set
would buy this..but when i get a new lci mtec..dont wanna waste on the ugly grills of the pre lci
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