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Jason's Avatar DIY - blackout "shadow" (black) kidney grills
Jason
08-28-2005
Tools/Parts/Supplies:

- Torx-20 screwdriver
- 220 grit sandpaper
- 230 grit sandpaper
- 400 grit sandpaper
- Black paint (any black paint suitable for exterior use - get flat or gloss depending on desired finish)
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By 330iE90spt on 03-11-2014, 10:26 AM
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Good DIY, any tips for torx screws that are stripped?
Are you referring to the torx screws for the mustache part? Are they stripped or are they just spinning?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910387

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506574
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By MikeE90NC on 03-11-2014, 11:06 AM
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Yes, for the mustache part. They were just spinning but after lifting up on the "mustache" and getting some pressure on the threads the screw finally started coming out.
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By joeyb649 on 03-11-2014, 11:28 AM
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Do you paint your black grill black along with the chrome trim? Seems like if your grills are already black just leave um and paint other parts? Please advise! Thank you!
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By 330iE90spt on 03-12-2014, 08:40 AM
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Do you paint your black grill black along with the chrome trim? Seems like if your grills are already black just leave um and paint other parts? Please advise! Thank you!
Up to you... I personally took my grill completely out and unscrewed the chrome top piece. I kept chrome on actual grill and plastidiped as one piece.
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By joeyb649 on 03-12-2014, 11:23 AM
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Smile I did mine yest.

I did it yesterday looks awesome didn't paint grill it looks a little different but the pieces I painted makes a dark shadow for the slat so all in all looks great great tut!!!!!!!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5i...it?usp=sharing
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did this today came out great thanks!
Last edited by GarlicBread; 03-31-2014 at 06:06 PM.
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