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      05-31-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Matte black or glossy black? Which color is best for diffusor on TIAG rear bumper?

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I am going to paint on diffusor, but I can't decide which color is better for TIAG (titanium silver) rear bumper: matte black or glossy black. Some people recommend glossy black, but my favorite body shop recommends matte black. What do you guys think which one is best for it? Let me know and I will be grateful if you guys share some photos
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I saw Glossy Black on a TIAG the other day and it looked amazing. Saw the owner and complimented him. I only see matte black tbh
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I personally prefer matte diffusors. Glossy looks cheap to me for some reason.
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If you can't make up your mind why not do a satin finish, like a semi-gloss?
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Semi-Gloss is my vote also, I did mine Semi and it looks great!
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If it was up to me I would try to match it to the trim on my car. If you have the shadowline trim/gloss black kidney grille then I would go gloss black; if not then I would do matte. Just try to make sure that it goes with your car, nothing worse then having one piece stand out and look odd.
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gloss. i have a gloss black E90 328i Mtech LCI diffusor for sale.
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If you can't make up your mind why not do a satin finish, like a semi-gloss?
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Semi-Gloss is my vote also, I did mine Semi and it looks great!

I don't remember exactly, but I believe my rims are satin black and it does not look like semi-gloss. I should consider it
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gloss. i have a gloss black E90 328i Mtech LCI diffusor for sale.
Thanks, but my car is 335i E90 LCI
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Saws matte one today but looks gray to me on black 335 i didn't like it but idk if it was suppose to be matte black or really grey
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If it was up to me I would try to match it to the trim on my car. If you have the shadowline trim/gloss black kidney grille then I would go gloss black; if not then I would do matte. Just try to make sure that it goes with your car, nothing worse then having one piece stand out and look odd.
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Match what you have because either way looks great. I have a TiAg as well and went gloss on my mtech rear only because I got my roof, window trim, and mirrors wrapped with gloss black vinyl and installed gloss kidneys.
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Match what you have because either way looks great. I have a TiAg as well and went gloss on my mtech rear only because I got my roof, window trim, and mirrors wrapped with gloss black vinyl and installed gloss kidneys.




thanks for tip.
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I like semi-gloss or matte.
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Try matte black plastidip first and if you don't like it, peel it off.
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I think this is sort of a matte black. I used to have the stock diffusor which was that greyish color. This looks a lot better.

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The stock diffusor is matte, but it isnt exactly black its more of a grey. Get it done actual black and it looks great matte
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