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      11-01-2008, 10:23 AM   #23
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Here are the pictures with the reflectors installed.
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      11-01-2008, 12:04 PM   #24
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That looks great! Waaaaaaaaaaaay better than black!
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      11-03-2008, 07:01 PM   #25
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Simple, yet genius!

I love it man
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      11-03-2008, 08:39 PM   #26
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Looks great.
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      11-03-2008, 09:27 PM   #27
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I really like it. I'm not a big fan of the bling bling chrome, but black or carbon fiber grills isn't really an option for me with an Interlagos E92. I may do this.

Could you post a shot of the front of your car with the brushed grill from a little further back?
Black grills look great with IB!

To the OP, great original idea!
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      11-04-2008, 10:59 AM   #28
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The look is actually growing on me, so this week, I'm going to do the same thing to the side gills.
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      11-04-2008, 01:18 PM   #29
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Very original idea. Great job! What about brushed aluminum trim with a matte black grill? I think that might look really cool. Anyone out there willing to give it a try and post some pics?
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      11-04-2008, 01:45 PM   #30
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Well, that can be done. After the brushed part is done, just mask off the outside of the grill and paint the slats with matte black paint.
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      11-04-2008, 05:05 PM   #31
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The look is actually growing on me, so this week, I'm going to do the same thing to the side gills.
Very cool. I was thinking that if I DID do this, I would have to do the sides as well. Looking forward to the results.
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      11-05-2008, 12:55 AM   #32
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Great idea. I have SS with Fox and aluminum trim... was thinking of Black grills but just wasnt sold on the idea due to the color combo of my car and i didnt care for chrome.... so this works. I may do the side gills as well while I'm at it. Thanks for posting pics. I think it matches the aluminum trim nicely. I have clear reflectors... I'll post a pic up after I get it done maybe this weekend.
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      11-05-2008, 01:04 AM   #33
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That looks good, I remember a few folks did these on the E46 and it looked great. Now imagine this with brushed window trim and brushed wheels!
Maybe I should do this???
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      11-05-2008, 08:58 PM   #34
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It might work well on your car Andrew if you stayed with a brushed finish for your wheels.
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      11-06-2008, 02:44 AM   #35
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It might work well on your car Andrew if you stayed with a brushed finish for your wheels.
I currently have seen some offers for my wheels. As for brushed I'll always stick with a brushed finish... I'm gonna attempt this brushed grill look.
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      11-07-2008, 02:52 AM   #36
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I agree. I am seriously considering doing this to the rear M3 emblem, the exhaust tips and the side gills. Will keep everyone updated!
I think you should do it to your 19"s wheels also. You would have to be pretty brave to try it (as new wheels aren't cheap) but it could turn out awesome.
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      11-08-2008, 07:54 PM   #37
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Looks great man! I did this right before I painted my grill black, I was thinking about leaving it polished, but realized that it might change color during the winter months and after it rains it will leave water stains on it, then you'll have to polish all over again. For the long term maintenance I chose to paint mine black.

Keep up the good work!
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      11-09-2008, 05:20 AM   #38
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They look classy and sporty i luv them
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      11-09-2008, 10:06 AM   #39
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looks awesome but too much work for my lazy a$$ lol

still deciding on black grill as it seems to look good on my SG...

OP, you willing to do a set for me ? maybe you should start selling these ?
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      11-09-2008, 11:43 AM   #40
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I really like that look. Anyone have it on Space Grey?
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      11-09-2008, 07:19 PM   #41
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looks awesome but too much work for my lazy a$$ lol

still deciding on black grill as it seems to look good on my SG...

OP, you willing to do a set for me ? maybe you should start selling these ?
Sure, we can work something out if you want. Pm me.
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      11-11-2008, 02:58 AM   #42
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Great work! The brushed look definitely makes the front end looks more refined. For me chrome was too bright, while matte black was a bit too dull for my tastes,so this is perfect.

Not sure what type of metal is used, but any concern for oxidation?
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      11-11-2008, 10:34 PM   #43
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No oxidation. The chrome is faux chrome on a plastic. It's not really metal. So no oxidation.
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thx, but for now I ordered the matte black... we'll see how it looks then I'll get back to ya...
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