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      04-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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Carbon Fiber lip spoiler or painted spoiler or NONE? pre-LCI e90!

Just looking for opinions here - the front of my car looks like this:
CF splitters, matte black grille, Lux 5.1 AE, etc


with the Lux 5.1 AE's... and before, with a chrome grill


I'm going for the clean all black matte meets a little CF look ; ) Should I put a painted lip spoiler or CF spoiler on my trunk or just leave it as it is with nothing?

Different examples:

CF Rear Deck spoiler:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...t=carbon+fibre

WAY too big IMO, looks bad on white too haha

saw another one on ebay?



OEM M3 spoiler:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301725

Similar to this?
http://www.jlevistreetwerks.com/p411...duct_info.html

$60 rear lip spoiler off ebay:



and the one I'm leaning most towards, CF OEM lip spoiler




link here:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/320883297556?...84.m1423.l2649

another one too,

also seen here,
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/150366823107?...84.m1423.l2649

Less is more for me, subtlety is better.
That being said, maybe I should just leave it clean?
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      04-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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I think that a painted m3 spoiler would fit your "less is more" style.
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Painted lip, CF is disgusting, dousn't belong on a BMW IMO
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CF depends on color.
I have an arctic metallic car with CF splitters and ACS croon fiber rear spoiler.
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I like the second one.
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Definitely paint it. I hate unpainted carbon unless it's on a black car....just my opinion.

I have the performance lip, the second one you linked to, with the center blacked out.

[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC03483.jpg[/IMG]
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Definitely paint it. I hate unpainted carbon unless it's on a black car....just my opinion.

I have the performance lip, the second one you linked to, with the center blacked out.

[IMG]http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww146/*********/DSC03483.jpg[/IMG]
That looks really good.

Did you buy that painted like that?
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That looks really good.

Did you buy that painted like that?
Thanks. No it was painted white. The black section is vinyl. I got the curve perfectly symmetrical on both sides first time surprisingly.
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That looks really good.

Did you buy that painted like that?
Thanks. No it was painted white. The black section is vinyl. I got the curve perfectly symmetrical on both sides first time surprisingly.
Where did you get it?
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Don't pint carbon, buy FRP or urethane. Why spend the cash on carbon if you are going to hide it under paint? I'm just saying.
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Don't pint carbon, buy FRP or urethane. Why spend the cash on carbon if you are going to hide it under paint? I'm just saying.
See, I'm in agreement with you here completely - why sped the money on something expensive that nobody can see?
I wish there was pictures of a sparkling graphite sedan with CF trunk lips, nothing Ricey or outrageous like a shopping cart. I like the look of CF against my paint.
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just bought this http://www.ebay.com/itm/320830345116...84.m1497.l2649
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I'll get a couple of pics of my arctic metallic with CF lip and spoiler up here today or tomorrow.
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