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      06-14-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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Best Place To Get Gloss Black Kidney Grills?

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Like the title says. I notice eBay has them for about $120. I thought that was pretty high. Anywhere else I might be able to get them? I am specifically looking for the "Gloss" black model.

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      06-14-2012, 07:27 AM   #2
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Try khoalty.com cheaper 50 +shipping
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pop yours out and have them painted.
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      06-14-2012, 10:01 AM   #5
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BMW Performance Grills come gloss black. Check your dealer.
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      06-14-2012, 05:51 PM   #6
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Jas25pam & Vincent.s, did you get matte or piano black? What is the quality like?

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Paint them yourself for $6.

If you can't handle that you own the wrong car.
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Paint them yourself for $6.

If you can't handle that you own the wrong car.
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      06-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #9
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A couple of people have complained after they paint the grill that it chips easily. I trying to find something a little more permanent.
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Paint them yourself for $6.

If you can't handle that you own the wrong car.
+1 spray more than one coat...
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I got piano black, quality was good....few smudges when I received it but it wipe right off. Looks real good on my AW coupe
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I got piano black, quality was good....few smudges when I received it but it wipe right off. Looks real good on my AW coupe
How long have you had em? Any problems with chipping?
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I have a brand new one for sale, but it's for LCI coupe. LMK if interested.
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Just get them from the dealer.. No worries of chipping.. I got mine from a BMW dealership on ebay for $99 shipped
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Just get them from the dealer.. No worries of chipping.. I got mine from a BMW dealership on ebay for $99 shipped
I've only seen them in matte / flat black from the dealers on eBay.
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Only had mine for a couple weeks now, only drive the car on the weekends so it hasn't been driven too much with it on yet. Don't know if it'll chip or not....let's hope it doesnt!
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A couple of people have complained after they paint the grill that it chips easily. I trying to find something a little more permanent.
any decent body shop can paint urs for a competitive price. i painted mine at my shop as long as the right materials are used it will stick. just spraying it with a 6$ can wont stick and will look like shit.
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A couple of people have complained after they paint the grill that it chips easily. I trying to find something a little more permanent.
any decent body shop can paint urs for a competitive price. i painted mine at my shop as long as the right materials are used it will stick. just spraying it with a 6$ can wont stick and will look like shit.
What paint should we use?
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any decent body shop can paint urs for a competitive price. i painted mine at my shop as long as the right materials are used it will stick. just spraying it with a 6$ can wont stick and will look like shit.
I painted mine over a year ago... with crappy military paint, and they still look great! Its called sanding and priming; THEN paint.
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dont buy into the krylon fusion no need for priming. i used that and the winter salt and stones have chipped them. im redoing them this week with taking them down to the chrome again and sanding then priming, then painting with gloss black and then clear coat from an auto store.
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