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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by del_tl1000r » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:45 pm

Hi all. What's everyones thoughts. Stuck some duct tape on to see how it would look. Should I paint them?
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Post by Smartbear » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:48 pm

Hi, it looks like you have duct tape on the headlights? If it’s the front grills i like the silver look :thumbsup:
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Post by flybobbie » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:31 pm

I painted my Orion silver to break up the expanse of black, but that is more noticeable. I think on a darker colour doesn't seem to make much difference, unless you silver the borders of the left right grilles.
I also painted my mesh grilles gloss black, they stay cleaner longer and show better contrast.

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Post by del_tl1000r » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:13 pm

Smartbear wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:48 pm
Hi, it looks like you have duct tape on the headlights? If it’s the front grills i like the silver look :thumbsup:
Rob
Nothing on the lights. It's the dividing piece between the lower left grill and the lower centre grill. Only did it on the left side. I've got a space grey aerosol to paint my new door mirror cover when it arrives so thought I might try painting these at the same time.
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Post by buzyg » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:01 pm

Right hand side looks better to these eyes. :)
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Post by del_tl1000r » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:00 am

Decided to go for it. Probably not to everyones taste but I like it.
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Post by Zed Baron » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:15 pm

Hi Derek I saw the car parked up at the garden centre on Sunday, looking good :thumbsup:

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Post by del_tl1000r » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:34 pm

Shame I missed you a Rick. Didn't see your car. Were you in the Z. Nice day but a bit cold for the other half so had the roof up :thumbsdown:
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Post by Zed Baron » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:00 am

didn't take the Z scared of getting car park dings from the tea and scone brigade!

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Post by Phoenixboy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:25 am

del_tl1000r wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:00 am
Decided to go for it. Probably not to everyones taste but I like it.

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looks good :)
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Post by YDB » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:26 pm

I think it looks good. The lines of the bumper look as though this is how it should have been from the beginning. :thumbsup:
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Post by tintoverano » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:32 pm

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Post by Bombardino » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:28 pm

How ironic, this is exactly what I started today. So far I've removed the lower grill surrounds and the dividing trim between the centre & outer grills. Haven't got the paint yet so prepping for its arrival. Looks way better in my opinion.

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