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      03-15-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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Question Where can I get painted front reflectors?

Sorry if this is a repost, I'm kind of new to whole car modding thing. And since I have a lease I probably won't do much but this was a small thing I thought I could do.

My main question is where buy and have shipped to me some Interlagos Blue painted reflectors to replace the orange ones on the front bumper (or should I do clear?)?

2nd is are they easy to put in, aka can I do it myself. Seems like a simple thing but I don't know much about this.
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you can find them at many online retailers like bimmian.com: http://www.bimmian.com/REF

They are super easy to install, it will take 1 minute. There is a DIY guide on bimmian's website but all you have to do is press on the bumper with your thumb below the reflector and you will hear clicks and see the reflector popping out.
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      03-16-2009, 04:29 AM   #3
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wheelsto.com, and they're super easy
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you can find them at many online retailers like bimmian.com: http://www.bimmian.com/REF

They are super easy to install, it will take 1 minute. There is a DIY guide on bimmian's website but all you have to do is press on the bumper with your thumb below the reflector and you will hear clicks and see the reflector popping out.
Don't go with Bimmian, find a different vendor.
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      03-16-2009, 01:15 PM   #5
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Sorry if this is a repost, I'm kind of new to whole car modding thing. And since I have a lease I probably won't do much but this was a small thing I thought I could do.

My main question is where buy and have shipped to me some Interlagos Blue painted reflectors to replace the orange ones on the front bumper (or should I do clear?)?

2nd is are they easy to put in, aka can I do it myself. Seems like a simple thing but I don't know much about this.
Talk to either Nate@IND or Julius at WheelSTO - either one will get you taken care of.
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      03-17-2009, 03:31 PM   #7
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Sorry if this is a repost, I'm kind of new to whole car modding thing. And since I have a lease I probably won't do much but this was a small thing I thought I could do.

My main question is where buy and have shipped to me some Interlagos Blue painted reflectors to replace the orange ones on the front bumper (or should I do clear?)?

2nd is are they easy to put in, aka can I do it myself. Seems like a simple thing but I don't know much about this.
Do what I did. Take the orange reflectors sand them down and then take them to a body shop and paint match them to your car. IMHO it was much cheaper then buying them from a vendor. + it they will fit better and not have gaps like the ones you buy from a vendor.
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Do what I did. Take the orange reflectors sand them down and then take them to a body shop and paint match them to your car. IMHO it was much cheaper then buying them from a vendor. + it they will fit better and not have gaps like the ones you buy from a vendor.
This is what we do here at ACG. We use OEM factory BMW parts and sand them down and then have them color matched by a certified BMW body shop. give us a call at (877) 422-4736. we currently have black, white and sparkling graphite.
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This is what we do here at ACG. We use OEM factory BMW parts and sand them down and then have them color matched by a certified BMW body shop. give us a call at (877) 422-4736. we currently have black, white and sparkling graphite.
The only reason reason I don't promote buying from a vendor is that I ordered a pair from www.jlevistreetwerks.com and paid 80+ shipping for next day and didn't get them till a week later. And what I got was reflectors that were off color and the cheap little clips that are supposed to hold them in rusted and broke within a week and a half of owning them. Not only that but there were gaps between the reflector and the bumper.
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The only reason reason I don't promote buying from a vendor is that I ordered a pair from www.jlevistreetwerks.com and paid 80+ shipping for next day and didn't get them till a week later. And what I got was reflectors that were off color and the cheap little clips that are supposed to hold them in rusted and broke within a week and a half of owning them. Not only that but there were gaps between the reflector and the bumper.
Don't let one bad experience speak for everyone. We got our Sparkling Graphite from WheelSTO and paint was a perfect match.
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The only reason reason I don't promote buying from a vendor is that I ordered a pair from www.jlevistreetwerks.com and paid 80+ shipping for next day and didn't get them till a week later. And what I got was reflectors that were off color and the cheap little clips that are supposed to hold them in rusted and broke within a week and a half of owning them. Not only that but there were gaps between the reflector and the bumper.
I am sorry about your experience with the first batch of reflectors. We had to ship these out from our manufacturer on the east coast who can only ship ground unfortunately. We were also having paint quality issues with the first batch from our manufacturer so we are having them redone with OEM BMW PPG paint match. We always guarantee the fit and finish of these products so it will be something that we completely back when available. If you have not had a resolution with your reflectors, please do PM me so I can take care of it. I don't want you stuck with reflectors that don't fit or don't match.
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I am sorry about your experience with the first batch of reflectors. We had to ship these out from our manufacturer on the east coast who can only ship ground unfortunately. We were also having paint quality issues with the first batch from our manufacturer so we are having them redone with OEM BMW PPG paint match. We always guarantee the fit and finish of these products so it will be something that we completely back when available. If you have not had a resolution with your reflectors, please do PM me so I can take care of it. I don't want you stuck with reflectors that don't fit or don't match.
Must be a bimmian product. Avoid bimmian products like the plague. They constantly experiement on peoples cars and the stuff is junk.
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Don't let one bad experience speak for everyone. We got our Sparkling Graphite from WheelSTO and paint was a perfect match.
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Thanks guys... We use OEM reflectors, so you really won't have any problems with fit and finish, especially when you are popping them in. The reflectors will fit perfectly into the groove with ease.

Check out this thread: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...light=wheelsto
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