Removing the front grill

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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by Citation 650 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:34 pm

Excellant!

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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by Veruca » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:17 am

unionjack wrote:You can remove the chrome surrounds as long as you're careful not to break the tabs. I'm having a friend paint my surrounds black tomorrow. I'll post the results when he's done.
Dammit! I just responded to your post on zpost and told you to go here. God what a day. :rofl:
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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by 2 Zero » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:26 am

I bought some on EBAy that were painted with a smoke finish. They looked good for about two months and the smoke started to chip of. I used my fingernail and scrapped it all off in about two minutes. I paid $99 for them really not worth it. These seem like much better ideas.
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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by 20ducks » Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:03 am

Black is beautiful!!

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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by ovrkll » Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:07 am

Dang, your neighbor's car is looking good 20ducks, you still washing, waxing, and entering it in shows for them??? :poke:
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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by 20ducks » Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:53 am

ovrkll wrote:Dang, your neighbor's car is looking good 20ducks, you still washing, waxing, and entering it in shows for them??? :poke:
Damn straight I am. 8)

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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by unionjack » Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:25 pm

Veruca wrote:Dammit! I just responded to your post on zpost and told you to go here. God what a day. :rofl:
Yeah, I get around. :thumbsup:
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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by M-Zed-4 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:59 am

Hey does anyone know if I can just order the chrome rings around the grille because i went ahead and blacked it out however some of the tabs broke and i thought i might as well ask and see if anyone knows.

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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by Citation 650 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:15 am

I think BMW only sells the whole thing as one piece, unlike Bavarian's black ring.

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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by 20ducks » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:42 pm

There is a chemical (non exotic) that is used on some of these plastic chrome parts that will change the color. Not to black but to a darker shade of chrome. Damn if I can remember what it was...gimme a little time and I'll investigate. It may be another alternative to all this.

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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by 2 Zero » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:44 pm

The ones I bought weren't painted. Looked more like the smoked spray you use on tail lights.
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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by masterbm » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:59 am

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Re: Removing the front grill

Post by ksher » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:21 pm

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Have you got similar instruction for E89? Thank you.
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