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      04-29-2013, 03:22 PM   #89
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There's a "pearl" effect in a parking garage. I think the color looks fantastic in a semi-low light enviornment.
+ 1000 Low lighting make this color look nothing short of amazing.
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      04-29-2013, 03:31 PM   #90
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Sick - I need to finally get my black grilles ordered and installed...

Are those matte black or gloss? Who did you order from?
They are matte black, sorry not sure where they are from as they came with a car
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      04-29-2013, 04:50 PM   #91
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They are matte black, sorry not sure where they are from as they came with a car
IND is probably the way to go. Thanks for the reply - look great.
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      04-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #92
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Sick - I need to finally get my black grilles ordered and installed...

Are those matte black or gloss? Who did you order from?
Dave, get Edition gloss versions instead.

1. The gloss' shine compliments the high gloss of the SSII paint
2. matte black are all 3rd party custom jobs, they fade, look bad, and tend to overpay for them.

Seriously get Edition gloss versions and don't look back.
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      04-29-2013, 07:24 PM   #93
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Dave, get Edition gloss versions instead.

1. The gloss' shine compliments the high gloss of the SSII paint
2. matte black are all 3rd party custom jobs, they fade, look bad, and tend to overpay for them.

Seriously get Edition gloss versions and don't look back.
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Dave, get Edition gloss versions instead.

1. The gloss' shine compliments the high gloss of the SSII paint
2. matte black are all 3rd party custom jobs, they fade, look bad, and tend to overpay for them.

Seriously get Edition gloss versions and don't look back.



Have edition grilles on my E90.



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Have edition grilles on my E90.




see Dave, 3 M3post members can't be wrong...



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      04-29-2013, 09:01 PM   #96
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Mine hasnt fade and i do park it outside most of the time unfortunatly. Matte or gloss is all matter of taste
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see Dave, 3 M3post members can't be wrong...
Alright, I'm really conflicted now... At first I was going to go gloss black, then I saw velocity's matte and really liked the way they pretty much disappear. But Jesal's photos are nuts! I'm guessing the matte looks great from a distance but less so once you get close.

Are the Edition ones all black gloss, or are some black chrome?
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Alright, I'm really conflicted now... At first I was going to go gloss black, then I saw velocity's matte and really liked the way they pretty much disappear. But Jesal's photos are nuts! I'm guessing the matte looks great from a distance but less so once you get close.

Are the Edition ones all black gloss, or are some black chrome?
i wouldn't say it's "chrome". It's just shiny and glossy, Jesel's picture accurately captures the look. But it looks great on SSII's glossy finish. IMO, the OEM chrome doesn't look bad on SSII either. I was even on the fence buying Edition grills b/c I thought OEM chrome looked pretty good...but then I found a great deal on this site from someone selling theirs.

I also haven't bought the side gills yet for the same reason, you can't even tell on a SSII car whether it's blacked out or not, and the OEM chrome looks pretty good.
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i wouldn't say it's "chrome". It's just shiny and glossy. But it looks great on SSII's glossy finish. IMO, the OEM chrome doesn't look bad on SSII either. I was even on the fence buying Editio grills b/c I thought OEM chrome looked pretty good...but then I found a great deal on this site from someone selling theirs
To my eyes, black = aggressive = better

Also helps to match the look of the big inlets at the bottom of the front clip.
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Thanks - got the OEM 18s as my winter set. Love the look of this car on the 220Ms and the feel of my new PSS, though!

I've pretty much got the car from all the ad material from the initial launch of the car... except mine has more rock chips.
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rock chips generally come standard for a pretty car, that's what I learned. My parent's Corolla is in immaculate condition, but my M3 which is not a DD takes a unbelieveable facial beating in 23k miles.
I know it sounds a little hokie pokie, but if you guys haven't tried Dr.Colorchip, check it out. I was a little scared of the paint match, especially with S.Graph, but mine came out great!

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Alright, I'm really conflicted now... At first I was going to go gloss black, then I saw velocity's matte and really liked the way they pretty much disappear. But Jesal's photos are nuts! I'm guessing the matte looks great from a distance but less so once you get close.

Are the Edition ones all black gloss, or are some black chrome?
Gloss black all the way! That'd look better than matte I think, since the SS2 looks like liquid metal!
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To my eyes, black = aggressive = better

Also helps to match the look of the big inlets at the bottom of the front clip.
edition is your answer.
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      04-30-2013, 09:50 AM   #102
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I know it sounds a little hokie pokie, but if you guys haven't tried Dr.Colorchip, check it out. I was a little scared of the paint match, especially with S.Graph, but mine came out great!
I've got some - it does work pretty well. Wish it filled the "hole" a little better, but that may be operator error on my part. Will need to do some more after this road trip. Doesn't help that the highway section of my daily commute is frequented by sand and gravel trucks...

Alright guys. Edition it is!
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I've got some - it does work pretty well. Wish it filled the "hole" a little better, but that may be operator error on my part. Will need to do some more after this road trip. Doesn't help that the highway section of my daily commute is frequented by sand and gravel trucks...

Alright guys. Edition it is!
No doubt Edition is the right way to go!

I've got the same issue with the dimples. I'm sure I could layer it if I went back and filled it more. Just don't have the patience for it, plus it looks good enough. My car isn't a garage queen.
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      04-30-2013, 11:30 AM   #104
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Just don't have the patience for it, plus it looks good enough. My car isn't a garage queen.
Neither is mine. Probably good that it came with a little wear showing when I bought it. The first chip would have killed me. I used (and abused?) her this weekend!

At some point, all those chips become the patina of a well-loved and hard-driven car. Thinking of old 911s with lots of chips on the rear fenders from track work...


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You'll be happy to know they arrived and I got them swapped out earlier this week.

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You'll be happy to know they arrived and I got them swapped out earlier this week.


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You're killing me...

It's been stormy here all week, but I'll try to get her shined up this weekend.
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