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      06-20-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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BMW Peformance Grill/Reflectors

I'm looking to get a gloss back grill to replace the chrome grill on my e90 LCI M sport. Also, I'd like to change reflectors.

Who has the best price/product out there? I checked out **********s but am still searching. I want to order one tonight.

Suggestions would be great.
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      06-20-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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LCI grill is extremely easy to remove and separate the chrome from the slats, just get some black spray paint. $15 performance grilles lol there's even a DIY on here
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I purchased the painted reflectors from ModB******s. "Smoked" reflectors are available, too. They were an easy install and make a huge difference in appearance. I'm no fan of the orange reflectors.
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I dipped my grill and used $3 gloss vinyl to "smoke" my reflectors. My total cost was $10 and it took me 5 min to vinyl both reflectors and 30 min to plastidip the grill.
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      06-20-2013, 09:15 PM   #6
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I purchased the painted reflectors from ModB******s. "Smoked" reflectors are available, too. They were an easy install and make a huge difference in appearance. I'm no fan of the orange reflectors.
Do you think they'd look good on a white car?
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      06-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #7
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i painted my grills and got the painted reflectors from bimmian
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      06-20-2013, 09:32 PM   #8
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i painted my grills and got the painted reflectors from bimmian
Who's bimmian?
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Yeah, I'm not trying to cheap out on the grills..I just don't wanna get rocked on the price. Should I do painted to match reflectors or smoked out?

Also, lip spoiler?
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Who's bimmian?
www.bimmian.com have used them for my e46, e90, and now my f10 for small cosmetic issues
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Another vote for bimmian. Just got my matte kidney grilles shipped for about $80. Looks great!
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Another vote for bimmian. Just got my matte kidney grilles shipped for about $80. Looks great!
Should I get matte black or gloss?
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Get gloss matte looks old and weathered quickly and really down at do the car any justice. That's why the msport comes with gloss black kidneys and window trim.

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Get gloss matte looks old and weathered quickly and really down at do the car any justice. That's why the msport comes with gloss black kidneys and window trim.

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My M sport came with the chrome ones. Where's the best place to purchase gloss black grills?
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My M sport came with the chrome ones. Where's the best place to purchase gloss black grills?
id check ebay or even bimmian. ive seen khoalty stock them but not sure of their quality. more than likely all vendors are stocking the same ones ebay has. Could pick up check matte kidneys and spray them gloss black and then clear coat them.
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My M sport came with the chrome ones. Where's the best place to purchase gloss black grills?
id check ebay or even bimmian. ive seen khoalty stock them but not sure of their quality. more than likely all vendors are stocking the same ones ebay has. Could pick up check matte kidneys and spray them gloss black and then clear coat them.
They have painted ones...the closest I saw was jet black/BSM.
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