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      07-14-2008, 04:38 PM   #1
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Removing Side vents?

Anybody know how to remove the side vents? I tried searching but came out empty......
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      07-25-2008, 08:31 AM   #2
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someone hook him up with an answer...! id like to know too
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      07-25-2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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I removed mine and painted them gloss black like the trim, you have to pull up, start with the side closest to the door and pull up, it's hold by tabs, you have to pull hard by the way, don't be afraid I pulled HARD and nothing broke, this is how mine looks
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      07-25-2008, 05:15 PM   #4
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I removed mine and painted them gloss black like the trim, you have to pull up, start with the side closest to the door and pull up, it's hold by tabs, you have to pull hard by the way, don't be afraid I pulled HARD and nothing broke, this is how mine looks
I did the same. Looks good.
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      07-25-2008, 08:50 PM   #5
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thanks...
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      07-25-2008, 09:31 PM   #6
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I removed mine and painted them gloss black like the trim, you have to pull up, start with the side closest to the door and pull up, it's hold by tabs, you have to pull hard by the way, don't be afraid I pulled HARD and nothing broke, this is how mine looks
Pinch slightly while pulling, there are release clips behind the fender.
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I removed mine and painted them gloss black like the trim, you have to pull up, start with the side closest to the door and pull up, it's hold by tabs, you have to pull hard by the way, don't be afraid I pulled HARD and nothing broke, this is how mine looks

did u paint them yourself or did you have it professionally done?
i need them black as well to match the black grill
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Will have CF side vents on our M3 in two weeks. I'll take some photos of the install
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Will have CF side vents on our M3 in two weeks. I'll take some photos of the install
Nate sign me up the next pair.
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      08-09-2008, 10:03 AM   #10
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can't wait to see the CF side vents......
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Will have CF side vents on our M3 in two weeks. I'll take some photos of the install
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Nate sign me up the next pair.
Will give you the first pair
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Will give you the first pair
Thanks for showin the love brotha!!!

Nate, also ordered the springs from Danny at Auto Talent. Thanks again.
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How much will the CF side vents be????
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wont the paint come off though if you paint over the chrome?..wondering because i also want to get this done myself
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wont the paint come off though if you paint over the chrome?..wondering because i also want to get this done myself
Not if the chrome is stripped properly. We will have our own Matte Black versions soon.
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We will have our own Matte Black versions soon.
Not soon enough I think. Impatiently waiting...
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      08-11-2008, 02:45 PM   #17
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You have to sand the chrome away, I sanded with 1000, and finished with 2000, if you don't sand it won't look good and the paint will come off.
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      08-11-2008, 10:41 PM   #18
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i sanded with 220 and 800
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DIY HERE!

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163097

Now it's time to sleep.
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Good info here
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