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      06-27-2013, 02:39 AM   #23
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I'm still undecided on them, as I've already got some decent red tint spray I can try that for free anyway.
If I don't like it, I'll get some darklines. I've already found them on ebay.de for 169 delivered, can you beat that?
Sounds like a good plan!

As for the blackline, I cant beat that, as i got mine from ebay.de as well
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      06-27-2013, 02:48 AM   #24
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All red looks loads better. I've just done mine and very happy with it.

I've not bothered with the reverse light cut out. I can't remember the last time i relied on using the reverse lights.
Did you spray them or use film?
Got a pic?
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      06-27-2013, 05:38 AM   #25
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      06-27-2013, 05:44 AM   #26
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As said earlier, blacklines is the way to go forward.
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      06-27-2013, 05:48 AM   #27
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I do really like the look of blacklines, but not 100% sure on them on a red car.
The two I've seen with them make me not sure about them.

As I said before, I've already got some red tint spray so its not going to cost a penny to see how they will look all red. If I don't like it then I'll get blacklines.

I debadged it this morning, looks much better!
Wonky plate will be replaced with a new one, so staying as it is until I order one in the next few days

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      06-27-2013, 06:17 AM   #28
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i'm not sure on the de-badging, if you get some tuning done on it, and have 300hp (or more?), do you not want people to know they just got smoked by a diesel (apart from the cloud of black they would be left in!) :P rather than a non-descript 3 series M-sport wagon.

certainly for mine, being a lowly 320d, i will be swapping my badge out for a gloss black effort.
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      06-27-2013, 06:18 AM   #29
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also, another vote here for blacklines, pending your pictures of the red tinted lights, as all red could look quite cool.
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      06-27-2013, 06:20 AM   #30
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I've never been that bothered for having badges either way, I can take or leave them.
One thing that I didn't like about them was the location, they always look too high up on an E9x.

Yes, it will be remapped
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      06-27-2013, 06:38 AM   #31
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debadge looks a lot cleaner

I dont like the all red on a red car...

Just like i dont like tinted black lights on any car lol

THe darklines look really good

All imo of course
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      06-27-2013, 06:40 AM   #32
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Hold on, are people thinking I mean I'm going to tint all of the rear lights black?!
Noooooooo! I wouldn't do that in a million years
I mean exactly as in the first photo of this thread, with just the reversing lights tinted red
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      06-27-2013, 06:42 AM   #33
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Hold on, are people thinking I mean I'm going to tint all of the rear lights black?!
just get a pair of tights over them, save you having to waste any spray tint at all
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      06-27-2013, 06:43 AM   #34
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Now that's something I'm proud to say I've never done LOL!

The last time I tinted my lights was 1992 on my XR3i, and no tights were involved
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Like the look of the red lights
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      06-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #36
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have you ever thought about blacking out the emblems and tinting the white portion of the tail light?

just a thought, car looks great
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i used cheap film as a tester. Now got some lamin x on order.
This is the cheap film...





It does look a little pink in the pictures, but not in the flesh. Need a slighty darker rent tint, which is what is on order.
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      06-28-2013, 03:59 PM   #38
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Think I prefer it all red, but does look good on yours.

I've just found this thread of a red E91 with Dark lines and don't think it works as well as I thought it would!
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7120514

My photoshop looks much better!!
Based on that, here's another debadged. I think that has to be the one

That's the one for me, thought about dark rear lenses might look good but the de-badging seems to make a huge difference.

Do it
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      07-01-2013, 07:54 AM   #39
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i used cheap film as a tester. Now got some lamin x on order.
This is the cheap film...





It does look a little pink in the pictures, but not in the flesh. Need a slighty darker rent tint, which is what is on order.
Lamin X more red then? I have some film but its too pink to apply - didnt like the look of it
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that film was pinky looking. i put it on and it looks more red. Still not got the lamin x. will get it soon.
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      07-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #41
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Think the all red looks great on the above saloon.
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      07-08-2013, 03:58 PM   #42
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I've ordered film to do all red, my plan was to double it up if it looks too pink, but I quite like my reverse lights...
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      07-08-2013, 06:46 PM   #43
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Where are you based dest. I can film tint you lights if you like.
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      07-09-2013, 02:13 AM   #44
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Cheers for the offer, I already have some very good spray though which is better than film because you you can just keep adding layers until its a perfect match.

However, I have bought some dark lines and will try those first first
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