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      12-13-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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Gloss or satin grills on lemans blue ?

Has anyone had both and went with one over the other on an e9*, i was thinking that the satin would go better as its the same colour as the mesh, but i like the idea of having a genuine bmw (eg the gloss) which will be a better fit on the car.

Any help piccys appreciated.
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      12-13-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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Has anyone had both and went with one over the other on an e9*, i was thinking that the satin would go better as its the same colour as the mesh, but i like the idea of having a genuine bmw (eg the gloss) which will be a better fit on the car.

Any help piccys appreciated.
Assuming we are talking about replacing the chrome ones, I would not bother.

Black grills seems to work (for me) on white, black and red cars. On silver they just look odd but on blue they look awful.

Stick with chrome.
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      12-13-2010, 02:08 PM   #3
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I got gloss black grill on my Le Mans blue e90 and love it.
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      12-13-2010, 02:14 PM   #4
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ditch all chrome on your car!!
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Go with the Gloss finish,just had my satin finished resprayed,looks miles better on Le mans Blue !
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      12-13-2010, 02:35 PM   #6
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depends I think, ifyou have a M sport where the only bits chrome are the grills it looks pants.

I had a set on order even before took delivery of my car as could not stand them. Just spoils the car I think
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yea ive got an m sport so its only chrome kidneys i have, which agreed looks pants, thats why im planning on changing even before ive picked up the car

love your car remmib, thats my aim looks wise OEM+, have you got any pics of your grills and the rear CF spoiler, thats all im going for styling wise led angel eys, spoiler either painted or CF, black grills, light tints, some nice wheels and a nice drop on the new bilsteins that are due to be released next year !

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Pics of the CF spoiler, from when it's was new.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61299

Pics of OEM black gloss grills.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=379362
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If m sport then gloss black if se then dont bother.
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Pics of the CF spoiler, from when it's was new.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61299

Pics of OEM black gloss grills.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=379362
whats the CF like on the spoiler is it durable enough, i know the M3 CSLs are doing a bit of peeling
Looks really good though mate, thats a definate for me !

Can you still buy the gloss black grills that arnt the performance items, as no doubt they will be cheaper

Ta
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I fitted satin to my LMB coupe and didn't like them, so refitted the Chrome, I think some colours just don't look good with dark grills.
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