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      01-30-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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Finally picking up my 2008 E90 328i on Friday morning, its the stock black and one of the first things I want to do is get the black kidney grills. any one know of a local spot I can pick them up at or should I just order them online? also any tips on what else should be essential cosmetic mods? keep in mind I have only an additional 2k this weekend
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Finally picking up my 2008 E90 328i on Friday morning, its the stock black and one of the first things I want to do is get the black kidney grills. any one know of a local spot I can pick them up at or should I just order them online? also any tips on what else should be essential cosmetic mods? keep in mind I have only an additional 2k this weekend
the cheapest and best way to do this is to go out and paint it yourself, i primered mine and flat blacked it and it hasn't peeled off it's been 2 years and counting
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i personally dont like the chrome trim around the windows so i would say get those vinyl wrapped
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the cheapest and best way to do this is to go out and paint it yourself, i primered mine and flat blacked it and it hasn't peeled off it's been 2 years and counting
have you seen any DYI post here? I did a search but didn't find any...

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i personally dont like the chrome trim around the windows so i would say get those vinyl wrapped
Yeah luckily it doesn't have the chrome trim check it out
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have you seen any DYI post here? I did a search but didn't find any...


Yeah luckily it doesn't have the chrome trim check it out
If you're around the long beach area, ill be more than happy to paint it for you for free?
There are no DIY that I know of ?
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whats the ball park figure on the blacklines? and again easier to go via web or going to a specialty shop?
Thanks for the suggestions and help BTW noob at this LOL
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Here's the DIY for the kidney grill blackout.

Did it this weekend, super easy

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3830
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Here's the DIY for the kidney grill blackout.

Did it this weekend, super easy

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3830
Dope I'll be taking a crack at it this weekend
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LTBMW! They are located in El Monte.

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if you look for a set of used blacklines, they usually hover around $200. I just sold mine off - they were in perfect condition. not necessarily worth it to buy new ones IMO
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If ur grills are all chrome il trade
My matte black for urs
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