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      07-08-2011, 09:36 AM   #23
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outer trim gloss is awesome and helps with the flow of the car
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      07-08-2011, 02:15 PM   #24
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I would do gloss black on an M3 to match the window trim. Unless you are going to do the matte black theme throughout, this is the best option to keep it all uniform.



Anymore pictures of this car?
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Sorry to thread bump. About to drop my e90 m3 off to have the grills/gills painted gloss black. Quick concern.

Do I leave the grill slats in the kidneys the matte OEM unpainted plastic, or paint them gloss black too? Im leaning towards just painting the outside ring gloss black, but I'm having trouble remembering whether or not edition grills replace the slats with black chrome, or stay matte. Let me know people who've done this mod pleaseeee
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Can anyone chime in if the inner slates on the M3 editition grilles are a matte or the black chrome finish?
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Inner portion of the slats are matte, but the face of them is glossy.
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I got gloss black and it tied in with the rest of the cars exterior bits and pieces. I can see the matte looking good too if you do everything like mirror caps, side markers, hood vents etc all matte. If you go grill matte and mirror caps gloss that inconsistency may not look good.

Im going to pitch IND for all this stuff I just recently worked with Nate at IND and bought a ton of stuff. Their packaging is amazing, each piece I bought was wrapped in a towel and then bubble wrap!!! Service is quick and they have excellent customer service. They will also answer all your PM questions with complete answers, not three word "I don't care, give me your money" answers like I have experienced with others.
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I got gloss black and it tied in with the rest of the cars exterior bits and pieces. I can see the matte looking good too if you do everything like mirror caps, side markers, hood vents etc all matte. If you go grill matte and mirror caps gloss that inconsistency may not look good.

Im going to pitch IND for all this stuff I just recently worked with Nate at IND and bought a ton of stuff. Their packaging is amazing, each piece I bought was wrapped in a towel and then bubble wrap!!! Service is quick and they have excellent customer service. They will also answer all your PM questions with complete answers, not three word "I don't care, give me your money" answers like I have experienced with others.
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Whats the difference between the gloss black and edition black?

I'm installing mine this weekend
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Whats the difference between the gloss black and edition black?

I'm installing mine this weekend
Edition Black is black chrome. Gloss black is, well, glossy.
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I'm also trying to decide which ones to get, gloss or black chrome. I saw the gloss ones at the dealer today and they look nice but would be nice to compare the 2 side by side.
Can you guys post pics of your cars that have either the gloss or black chrome?

The part number I have for the black chrome is:
51137979349
51137979350

Are those the correct numbers?
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Here are my gloss black ones (from IND). I have the gloss black side vents, too. Agree with the above posts that it's perfect since it matches the window trim. The black chrome looks odd...like the black gloss oxidized from too much sunlight.








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