BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Cosmetic/Visual (Exterior + Interior) Modifications
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-10-2008, 03:56 AM   #1
torredresen
Captain
Belgium
9
Rep
712
Posts

 
Drives: M3 09 E93 JzB Fox Red extended
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Belgium

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 Z4; 2.0  [0.00]
2005 Z4  [0.00]
Grilles

Guys
I just ordered my M3 but I want other grilles. I asked the dealer to paint them in shiny black,(hochglanz schwarz) as my trim and mirrors are finished in that colour. Or do you think I should go for the matte black?

No carbon for me tho
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 07:47 AM   #2
V1.47fan
Powered by Bacon
V1.47fan's Avatar
United_States
42
Rep
1,435
Posts

 
Drives: Bay M Vee
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NATIONWIDE

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by torredresen View Post
Guys
I just ordered my M3 but I want other grilles. I asked the dealer to paint them in shiny black,(hochglanz schwarz) as my trim and mirrors are finished in that colour. Or do you think I should go for the matte black?

No carbon for me tho
Hochglanz Schwarz.
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 12:02 PM   #3
SV Concepts III
Lieutenant General
262
Rep
17,021
Posts

 
Drives: BMW Duh
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Clara

iTrader: (13)

Send a message via AIM to SV Concepts III
I recommend going with the Matte Black. The problem with painted is that it will chip over time. With our matte black grills, the set are made from black ABS plastic so they are rock chip resistant.
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 01:16 PM   #4
Rick
Stackin' Chips
Rick's Avatar
No_Country
23
Rep
607
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 AW M3 Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Santa Monica, CA

iTrader: (2)

my personal favorite...

Name:  800.jpg
Views: 398
Size:  34.7 KB
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 01:23 PM   #5
xsilvor
Captain
xsilvor's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
874
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (2)

My Weber is a nice gloss black powder coat. The Viking is too "look at me"ish.


You could look in to powder coating your grille - its a lot more resistant to nicks and abrasions than regular paint. It's more expensive too, but you own an M3
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 01:25 PM   #6
Big Windy
Major General
Big Windy's Avatar
United_States
71
Rep
5,118
Posts

 
Drives: audi s4
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: seatac, wa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickc View Post
my personal favorite...

Attachment 176114
that's infinitely helpful.

torre, what color is your m3?
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 02:01 PM   #7
FifthStreetz
O! So Sour!!
FifthStreetz's Avatar
United_States
193
Rep
15,558
Posts

 
Drives: Fast 240z / Slow M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Lee, NJ

iTrader: (24)

Garage List
2008 M3  [4.75]
painted grilles will start chipping. Get matte black.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 02:10 PM   #8
cncmastr
Captain
cncmastr's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
665
Posts

 
Drives: E30 318is, E46 M3
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Toms River, NJ

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 BMW 330Ci  [0.00]
2007 M Coupe  [0.00]
2004 BMW 330Ci  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to cncmastr
Quote:
Originally Posted by FifthStreetz View Post
painted grilles will start chipping. Get matte black.
Agreed. I've had both on my E46. Go with matte.
__________________
2006 Interlagos Blue BMW ///M3 | ZCP | Xenon | Nav | Premium | M Texture Alcantara
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 04:06 PM   #9
torredresen
Captain
Belgium
9
Rep
712
Posts

 
Drives: M3 09 E93 JzB Fox Red extended
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Belgium

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 Z4; 2.0  [0.00]
2005 Z4  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Windy View Post
that's infinitely helpful.

torre, what color is your m3?
Its JzB
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 04:07 PM   #10
torredresen
Captain
Belgium
9
Rep
712
Posts

 
Drives: M3 09 E93 JzB Fox Red extended
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Belgium

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 Z4; 2.0  [0.00]
2005 Z4  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by FifthStreetz View Post
painted grilles will start chipping. Get matte black.
What is chipping? Im belgium.. I do not understand very well :d


OOOO, is it like, when you drive, pieces of rock or stuff will take pieces out???
Cant you get it repainted after??
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 04:25 PM   #11
xsilvor
Captain
xsilvor's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
874
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by torredresen View Post
What is chipping? Im belgium.. I do not understand very well :d


OOOO, is it like, when you drive, pieces of rock or stuff will take pieces out???
Cant you get it repainted after??
Yes, assuming it didn't "chip" the material underneath, but do you really want to have to do that?
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 04:29 PM   #12
Davinhci
Colonel
Davinhci's Avatar
United_States
25
Rep
2,474
Posts

 
Drives: 08 M3 E92 & 08 E70 X5 4.8
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
matte black
__________________

08 E92 AW M3 | HRE P40 19" | APE Air Filter | BMW Performance Grills | White Side Gills | CF Mirror Covers | BMW Performance Pedals | F1 Pinnacle Tint | V1 Hardwire | Dinan Performance Software | Gintani Exhaust | H&R Sports Springs | RPI Scoops | BMW CF Spoiler | Challenge Diffuser | Lux H8 V3 | LCI Tail Lights |
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 05:24 PM   #13
torredresen
Captain
Belgium
9
Rep
712
Posts

 
Drives: M3 09 E93 JzB Fox Red extended
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Belgium

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 Z4; 2.0  [0.00]
2005 Z4  [0.00]
lol, just mailed to dealer, and cancel the paint of the grilles :d
he'll order matte black ones..
No complaints on them whatsoever? which is the best company that makes them?
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 11:16 PM   #14
SV Concepts III
Lieutenant General
262
Rep
17,021
Posts

 
Drives: BMW Duh
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Clara

iTrader: (13)

Send a message via AIM to SV Concepts III
Quote:
Originally Posted by torredresen View Post
lol, just mailed to dealer, and cancel the paint of the grilles :d
he'll order matte black ones..
No complaints on them whatsoever? which is the best company that makes them?
We've had a lot of success with ours. They are made from molded ABS plastic and a direct replacement for your OEM versions. They are also a guaranteed OEM fit and finish, here is a shot of the set we installed on our 335:

Matte Black E92/E93 Grill Set

Appreciate 0
      08-10-2008, 11:23 PM   #15
addy85
Got beef?
addy85's Avatar
United_States
55
Rep
3,646
Posts

 
Drives: E90 335i
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Arlington Texas

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
Nick thats sick!
__________________

Special Thanks to AU335
Appreciate 0
      08-11-2008, 01:23 AM   #16
swamp2
Lieutenant General
swamp2's Avatar
United_States
214
Rep
10,201
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego, CA USA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by torredresen View Post
OOOO, is it like, when you drive, pieces of rock or stuff will take pieces out???
Correct. A chip is a small thin piece of material. Paint or whatever. The grilles are in an area quite vulnerable to chipping.
Appreciate 0
      08-11-2008, 05:59 AM   #17
booforty
Major General
booforty's Avatar
United Kingdom
129
Rep
8,813
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Matte black on my SII, looks great!
Appreciate 0
      08-11-2008, 09:37 AM   #18
HammerM3
Private First Class
4
Rep
102
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 AW DCT
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SF

iTrader: (0)

is this hard to install?
Appreciate 0
      08-11-2008, 09:39 AM   #19
addy85
Got beef?
addy85's Avatar
United_States
55
Rep
3,646
Posts

 
Drives: E90 335i
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Arlington Texas

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by HammerM3 View Post
is this hard to install?
shit know, just pull and they come out
__________________

Special Thanks to AU335
Appreciate 0
      08-11-2008, 10:02 AM   #20
booforty
Major General
booforty's Avatar
United Kingdom
129
Rep
8,813
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Easy install
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST