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  DIY: Black Lower Grills! (INTERCOOLER OVERSPRAY FIX!!)
D.yi
02-19-2010
What you need:
1 Can of Plastidip
1 roll of blue Painters tape
Paper to make the overspray
3 regular sized balloons

I know there are plenty of DIY for painting the lower grills however i could not find a solution for solving the overspray on the...
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By donsgolf2012 on 08-23-2010, 10:47 PM
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OK - so it's easy to remove the middle grill, but how do you reinstall it?
put it back it, try to align the clips back. Then pull along the top, put 2 clips at once first then finish the rest. then i did the top sides. then a couple on the bottom and sides then rest of them. Just put ur fingers through the holes and pull.
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By crzylildude on 09-12-2010, 06:04 PM
Thank you so much... i have been searching and searching on how to do this... thank you ....
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By rummy on 09-12-2010, 10:23 PM
I will try this. Brilliant thread!
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By monkawekrue on 11-07-2010, 04:45 PM
Did this over the weekend. took 45 mins the most...and that was mostly spent on taping up the car. Great DIY. Looks nice.
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By Arwidrh on 11-30-2010, 02:01 PM
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I painted mine using small brush. Took about 30 min without any mess
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By jbarrec on 01-08-2011, 03:54 PM
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i've been trying to snap the lower center grill out for 15-20 minutes... i cant get it to budge. any suggestions??
Last edited by jbarrec; 01-08-2011 at 08:47 PM.
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By jbarrec on 01-08-2011, 08:47 PM
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i've been trying to snap the lower center grill out for 15-20 minutes... i cant get it to budge. any suggestions??
got ittttttt, time to paint!
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By lectral on 01-12-2011, 11:07 PM
just did this. great way to add a more aggressive look to your stock bumper before getting a new bumper
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By O HELLA BMW on 01-12-2011, 11:18 PM
what an awesome DIY
i will be doing this soon
thx
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By Mark Slide Squad on 01-13-2011, 01:58 AM
excellent
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By Jgcdude1 on 01-13-2011, 06:28 PM
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Thinking out of the box !!!
That's exactly why I love this forum, more than one person thinking of unique and cheap ways to get what you want from your BMW.

Way cool! Keep them coming guys!
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By hipnotic on 01-17-2011, 12:03 PM
this was easy to do
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By mase on 01-24-2011, 02:16 PM
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What about for sedans, there's a protruding silver horizontal thing across the middle of the grilles... did you guys paint that?
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By mase on 01-31-2011, 01:38 AM
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What about for sedans, there's a protruding silver horizontal thing across the middle of the grilles... did you guys paint that?
anyone? I've only seen pictures on coupes, and they don't have the silver horizontal bar across the lower grille.. I will likely paint mine, I'm just curious what everyone else did..
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By BlkNWhite on 01-31-2011, 06:47 PM
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that looks great. very creative. what's the best kind of plastic spray paint to use?
rustoleum paint for plastics
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By Wintermix on 02-16-2011, 04:34 PM
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anyone? I've only seen pictures on coupes, and they don't have the silver horizontal bar across the lower grille.. I will likely paint mine, I'm just curious what everyone else did..
I believe yours is a 2011 coupe, that's why it has a horizontal strip across the lower grills. the OP's and everyone here's are 2007-2010 coupes, that's why we don't have that horizontal strip.
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By lpphreakx06 on 02-18-2011, 01:25 AM
Derrick, Good night sweet prince.
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By bugmcw on 02-18-2011, 11:29 AM
did the pull out method (not my favorite) and it looks awesome- thanks for the heads up on taking the center one out!
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By mase on 02-22-2011, 03:19 AM
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I believe yours is a 2011 coupe, that's why it has a horizontal strip across the lower grills. the OP's and everyone here's are 2007-2010 coupes, that's why we don't have that horizontal strip.
I have a sedan, that's why I have the horizontal bar. I've decided I'll just paint the horizontal bar black as well.
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By mase on 02-22-2011, 03:20 AM
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did the pull out method (not my favorite) and it looks awesome- thanks for the heads up on taking the center one out!
the pull out method can be as effective as a condom if done correctly.
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By AKI335I on 02-26-2011, 06:07 PM
just did mines today damn its sexy. alpine white is a must with black lower grills!!
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By wren57 on 02-26-2011, 11:46 PM
Does it turn out matte? It kinda looks like a gloss black...
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