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      03-21-2016, 12:16 PM   #1
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What Grille should i get for my e90?

Have a 08 e90 sparkling graphite and wondering if i should get a matte black grille or gloss black?? suggestions and pictures would be helpful thanks
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Have a 08 e90 sparkling graphite and wondering if i should get a matte black grille or gloss black?? suggestions and pictures would be helpful thanks
I vote gloss black. That's what I bought for my alpine white e90 and it looks great
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I vote gloss black. That's what I bought for my alpine white e90 and it looks great
Do you have any pictures so i can compare it?
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I have matte. If I could do it over again, I'd go gloss.
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I got gloss black for my alpine white e92 and love it! I think it would look great on your color as well. Here's a couple pics.



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Do you have any pictures so i can compare it?
Sure. Not the best and its dirty, but you get the idea.

http://i.imgur.com/pa3Z16Y
http://i.imgur.com/Sn7aT2L
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for a sparkling graphite metallic, i wouldn't change the grille black just leave it with chrome and black contrast grill. In my opinion it looks classy
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Have a 08 e90 sparkling graphite and wondering if i should get a matte black grille or gloss black?? suggestions and pictures would be helpful thanks
I went matte black to match the b-pillars and provide contrast to the glossy finish of my lci M Sport conversion in sparkling graphite. There are a lot of shiny parts competing with each other, but I chose to go a different path. Besides, in the sunlight, it doesn't make a difference whether it is matte or glossy, IMO.





It also looked more aggressive with my M3 style 219M wheels:





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I got the OEM black grills, can't remember whether they are gloss or matte. The OEM black grills are not that much more expensive than aftermarket grills.
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I vote matte black. I got matte for my Space Gray and love it.
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if you're going matte just plastidip it.

gloss black looks way cleaner though. highly recommend it because I've had both gloss and matte.
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Gloss black and you should buy mine for $50...they are like new!
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