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      12-18-2006, 06:10 PM   #1
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Help me decide, gloss or matte black grille?

Heya. So I am sort of torn, yes I know matte looks more aggressive and gloss looks more "classy", and I was leaning towards gloss but the wear issue has me worried.

Color is sparkling graphite, e92 coupe, wheels are:

http://dpe-wheels.com/images/3animation.gif (which will sort of match the gloss too).

I'd just like to hear conflicting opinions before I order!

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      12-18-2006, 06:30 PM   #2
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I would go with gloss or even better (if you can source them), SG color coded. Matt wouldn't work well with your SG, imho.
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Not sure why this got moved to the wheels forum, but oh well!

OK, so one for gloss. The wear issues with chips doesn't freak you out at all? I guess it's something I could re-order if it got destroyed.

SG color-coded, I didn't even think of that!
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For rock chips, I suppose you could clear bra the grilles
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Matte, 100%

i've been to two meets in NY, i saw mds82's SG car with matte grille, and ive seen Mark Chen's SG car with glossy black grille, both in person. I like both, the black grille really matches the SG color well, but personally i prefer the Matte finish. I personally also have a matte black grille, on Black Sapphire.

edit: wait, where the heck are they selling black grilles for the e92?? is it even on the market yet?
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Thanks for the thoughts! Even with the gloss black wheels I'm going with? That's my real concern.
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maybe this will help answer that question.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39823

19" Lexion, gloss black/polished lip, and matte grille.
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