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      06-02-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Silver e90 with Black Trim?

I have a silver 2006 330i and i wanted to powder coat my rims, grille, and trim black. I just wanted to see if anyone else has done this and if you have can i please see a picture? I also included a pic of my car, let me know if you think it will even look good.
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      06-02-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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Welcome!

You can buy "BMW Performance" grills from many places. Here are two site sponsors...

Try Dan at United BMW
http://www.unitedbmwonline.com/

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Tischer BMW
http://getbmwparts.com/


Many people wrap the chrome window trim to give it the look of a "shadow line" optioned car.

I am not a fan of black painted wheels... but lots of guys like that look. I do rather "like" that ferric grey look that BMW is now painting some of their wheels in. Right now BMW has three wheel looks, Black, Silver (OE) and Ferric Grey(or gun metal). see those same vender links for various wheel options.

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      06-02-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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It would look hot go for it. If you wanna see what black would look like with silver you can temporary test and play around with plastidip since it would come right off when you want it to but its ganna require more time and work. But hey, if you have free time why not?
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hope this helps did my grills half mirrors and top trim. Good luck
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As Dackelone mentioned, you can buy BMW kidney grills and window/door trim in shadowline or matte black. I went with shadowline; matte is cheaper. Wrapping your chrome trim looks crappy after a while; so does plastidip. I'm not a fan of black wheels but went with hyperblack which has a black base and silver mist. You can have your wheels powdercoated any way you want.
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      06-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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hope this helps did my grills half mirrors and top trim. Good luck
thanks for the pic. it looks really good and i love those rims!
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As Dackelone mentioned, you can buy BMW kidney grills and window/door trim in shadowline or matte black. I went with shadowline; matte is cheaper. Wrapping your chrome trim looks crappy after a while; so does plastidip. I'm not a fan of black wheels but went with hyperblack which has a black base and silver mist. You can have your wheels powdercoated any way you want.
Looks good! Where did you buy ur trim? and the only reason i wanted to powder coat all of them is to have the same color black
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Looks good! Where did you buy ur trim? and the only reason i wanted to powder coat all of them is to have the same color black
I bought the BMW shadowline grills and trim from TischerBMW but I would recommend another source for the trim cuz the shipping was $100. You've got to read their shipping policy carefully. The shipping charge you see at checkout may not be what they actually charge you but their prices are usually pretty good.
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if your interested i found these today. guy is trying to sell them quick. he will probably give you a deal.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699883
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u mirin?
we got same rims.
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      06-02-2012, 10:54 PM   #12
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u mirin?
we got same rims.
that is exactly what i want my car to look like. is that gloss or flat black cuz that looks really good. Also what did u do to ur orange headlight reflectors?
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that is exactly what i want my car to look like. is that gloss or flat black cuz that looks really good. Also what did u do to ur orange headlight reflectors?
The eye lids came with the car when I bought it, but I saw a few kits you can buy online for about $50, or there is probably cheaper alternatives, it could be vinly!
The rims are flat black, so is the grill and eyelids.
and on the side reflectors i just went to autzone and bought this, works great! blinker light is highly visible when signaling.

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i plasti dipped my 162's and bought the same tint spray for sidemarkers that ill will do when i have time.
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      06-03-2012, 12:10 PM   #15
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The eye lids came with the car when I bought it, but I saw a few kits you can buy online for about $50, or there is probably cheaper alternatives, it could be vinly!
The rims are flat black, so is the grill and eyelids.
and on the side reflectors i just went to autzone and bought this, works great! blinker light is highly visible when signaling.

can you post a picture of a closeup on the headlight? and of the front of the car? thank you
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u mirin?
we got same rims.
I like how your car sits. I have the 162's too and I honestly think black 162 looks hideous
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can you post a picture of a closeup on the headlight? and of the front of the car? thank you

has birdshit on it or something.

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I like how your car sits. I have the 162's too and I honestly think black 162 looks hideous
I thought havin black 162's would be ugly, But It turned out ok, got bunches of compliments and people though I got new rims AND tires haha.
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has birdshit on it or something.



I thought havin black 162's would be ugly, But It turned out ok, got bunches of compliments and people though I got new rims AND tires haha.
Thanks for the prompt response! i love your car hopefully mine turns out that good. I also think the 162's look better in black.
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Black thinner spoke wheels look great - not so sure about thicker spokes like with the 162 style. Especially with a matt finish. But anyway, this is personal preference!
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Looks good! Where did you buy ur trim? and the only reason i wanted to powder coat all of them is to have the same color black
Iv got brand new matte trim up for sale hit me up in a pm!
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You can get it from the dealer for 350$ in amtte.
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Thanks for the prompt response! i love your car hopefully mine turns out that good. I also think the 162's look better in black.
Your welcome! had some photos on my photobucket acc so it wasnt a hassle. with the black rims, tint, smoked tails, it kinda looks like a drug dealer car now though, . But I cant please everyones taste!
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