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      11-19-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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DIY chrome grills - E90

If you like the chrome grills on the 330 you can get the same look on your 325 fairly easy.

Just get a roll of stainless steel tape and cut it in 1/8" stips about 6" long. Then carefully fasten the strips over your existing grill. Probably will take you a 1/2 hour. Looks very OEM.
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      11-19-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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That does look good, but won't the tape peel off after washing/weather, etc?
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      11-20-2005, 02:27 AM   #3
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ya i agree it does look pretty good. I would like to see what happens after a few washes and cleaning. i doubt that it would stay on very well
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      11-29-2005, 05:11 PM   #4
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Temporary looks, just make sure to wipe off the adhesive residue with alchohol wipes when your done
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      12-18-2005, 09:53 AM   #5
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Thumbs up pinstriped grill

I found that using chrome pin stripes works the best. I applied them about 2 months ago and they are still firmly secured even after rain, and a few car washes. I highly suggest the using pinstripes.
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      01-02-2006, 11:38 PM   #6
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yeah I use the chrome stripes that you put on the side of the car. sticks pretty well though looks very OEM!
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      01-06-2006, 05:25 PM   #7
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So the tape is only on the outer part of the slats, not the sides, right?
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      01-16-2006, 09:13 AM   #8
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yes it took me some time to find the right size you want the tape to cover only the front part of the slats and make sure there is no over hang it looks beautiful. good luck
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      01-16-2006, 12:36 PM   #9
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Will this stuff peel off after a while? And can it withstand rain or washing?
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      01-19-2006, 07:41 AM   #10
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When it is time to remove the tape, the stuff comes right off. My car has been in extreme heat, its been washed, waxed, and rained apon many times and it still amazes me that the tape looks just as good as it did the first day i put it on. when my dad first saw it he thought it was done by a pro. believe me it looks nice and it does not look cheap by any means. good luck
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      01-19-2006, 08:29 AM   #11
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When it is time to remove the tape, the stuff comes right off. My car has been in extreme heat, its been washed, waxed, and rained apon many times and it still amazes me that the tape looks just as good as it did the first day i put it on. when my dad first saw it he thought it was done by a pro. believe me it looks nice and it does not look cheap by any means. good luck
Hey mansion_boi,

could you please post a closeup pic of your grill? Sounds interesting.
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      11-22-2009, 08:06 AM   #12
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Hey Guys,

These all look great. Where can I buy the stainless steel tape from?
I am in Melbourne Australia...
Available online perhaps.
Thanks.
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      01-03-2010, 02:50 PM   #13
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Thanks for the awesome DIY Lombard0. I did this to my 323i this am and it looks wicked. I will post some pics in a bit
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DIY Chrome Grill

I was going to go with the MATT BLACK DIY but my wife convinced me the chrome looked great and to expand on it.......off to the DIY section I went and found this mod......OK here is the before.....sorry I was so stoked to do this I forgot to take pics with the kidney's on the car.......end result looks very nice....thx again for the info
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lol, i payed to take this off.. weird look
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      03-10-2010, 08:48 AM   #16
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Chrome on black is sexy. Does anyone sell chrome replacements?
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haha, such a cool mod for so cheap...just did mine
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      08-14-2011, 02:35 PM   #18
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That's funny...those with black grills want it chrome...those with chrome (330/335) want it black...
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