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      08-10-2008, 03:56 AM   #1
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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
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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.
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      08-10-2008, 12:02 PM   #3
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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.
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      08-10-2008, 01:16 PM   #4
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      08-10-2008, 01:23 PM   #5
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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
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that's infinitely helpful.

torre, what color is your m3?
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      08-10-2008, 02:01 PM   #7
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painted grilles will start chipping. Get matte black.
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painted grilles will start chipping. Get matte black.
Agreed. I've had both on my E46. Go with matte.
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      08-10-2008, 04:06 PM   #9
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that's infinitely helpful.

torre, what color is your m3?
Its JzB
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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??
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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?
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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?
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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

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      08-10-2008, 11:23 PM   #15
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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.
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Matte black on my SII, looks great!
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is this hard to install?
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is this hard to install?
shit know, just pull and they come out
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