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      04-06-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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Hey I have a Black Sapphire Metallic 06 3 Series Sedan and I've recentley started thinking about changing the color of grill.

Right now I have the stock Chrome Grill and I was thinking about either getting it "Matte Black" or "Glossy Black."

I've seen a lot of pictures of both types of grilles but I haven't found any with pictures with the type of grill I have on my color car.

So could someone please provide me with pictures of an E90 Black Sapphire Metallic with a black grill.

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Hey I have a Black Sapphire Metallic 06 3 Series Sedan and I've recentley started thinking about changing the color of grill.

Right now I have the stock Chrome Grill and I was thinking about either getting it "Matte Black" or "Glossy Black."

I've seen a lot of pictures of both types of grilles but I haven't found any with pictures with the type of grill I have on my color car.

So could someone please provide me with pictures of an E90 Black Sapphire Metallic with a black grill.

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There's tons of info. Check out the cosmetics forum, everything's pretty much about grilles and angel eyes. Also check out the photo/media gallery. As for my input on the grilles here's what I suggest.

Matte-black if you want a more aggressive sporty look. Looks great with matte-trim, badges, etc.

Glossy if you have the shadowline trim/mirrors (09+). OEM and looks amazing on a black car.

Since you have an 06 and no shadowline, I'd probably go with matte.
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I would go with matte black for some contrast, I prefer matte on a darker color as body color tends to blend in.
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      04-06-2010, 05:35 PM   #4
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matte black will look good with your black car
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      04-06-2010, 10:45 PM   #5
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I have a space gray E90. I will be painting mine matte black (SEM trim paint and duplicolor adhesion promoter..after a sanding block, of course!) Will post pics when I do it. I think you should do matte finish. ftw!
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Here are some pics I just took. Installed the matte black grills 3 days ago. Look great on the black sapphire.

2 pics- w/ flash and without.


pics don't do it justice b/c the camera pics up glare off the grill that really isn't there.
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gloss black....i vinyl wrapped mine and its tits!
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Glossy BMW Performance Grille on my E90 LCI Black Sapphire:



Sorry for the iPhone picture/dirty car. Will get better pictures after pollen invasion ends.
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Now I hear some people say that they prefere Matte Black because it adds contrast to the car. Saying that having a glossy black grill blends in to much with the car.

What's your take?
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I don't think that is the case. Others may prefer matte on their grille, it's what works for you.

For me there is enough obtrast that you can tell it is different, but the matte would have been too much contrast for my taste. Since it matches the frame around the doors, I feel like there is some flow between the exterior body moldings.

However I am still debating mixing and matching the two OEM with the performance, so that I have the glossy outer frame combined with the stock chrome slats. Anybody else tried this?
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for an aggressive look, matte black grilles are your best bet
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I have a brand new pair of E90 matte black grills for sale. $55 shipped.
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I have a brand new pair of E90 matte black grills for sale. $55 shipped.
You can buy them new, shipped, for that price
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Yeah, my is brand new. I got it from Mod Bargains.
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You can buy them new, shipped, for that price
where?
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i went with matte on my black sapphire e92. ordered from khoalty
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Go with these from Tischer.

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