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      10-27-2008, 07:49 AM   #1
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homemade black side grills?

can this be used to cover the side grills if you don't want to bother with painting them?just pop off the M logo and the turn signal and stick this on
beause this can be uninstalled at a later date

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MATTE...mZ280279825784
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      10-27-2008, 08:07 AM   #2
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Probably. At $6 it's worth a shot.
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hmmm, i think this is a good idea! maybe it's worth a shot.
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      10-27-2008, 12:33 PM   #4
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Having owned a vinyl business in the past, I can tell you that it will be a PITA to get perfect. Just man up and paint them.
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      10-27-2008, 01:50 PM   #5
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only part i am worried about is the part that goes underneath the light
but since the light screws in
it will put enough pressure to make it look flat
i was thiking of doing it anyway just to gauge if i like it black or not
i am just worried i spray them black and don't like it and i am stuck
this way if it looks bad i can just peal it off and i am back to OEM
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Also, a hair dryer in the process will help with the corners and edges. Post the result and some pics when you are done! TIA!
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JleviSW sells them in CF, but they are $190.
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Actually we have them in matte black now as well
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      10-28-2008, 04:26 PM   #9
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I suggest just spray painting them matte black.. it only took me 20 mins and the end product is very solid..

thinking about it, I would have spray painted my grills as well instead of getting a new one considering it's 80 dollars.
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The only thing you have to worry about with paint is that it will chip over time. This is more important with the front grills but even the side grills get rock chips with rocks getting spewed up by the front wheels.

With the matte black front grills and side gills we sell, they already are a black plastic so you don't have to worry about chipping.
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The only thing you have to worry about with paint is that it will chip over time. This is more important with the front grills but even the side grills get rock chips with rocks getting spewed up by the front wheels.

With the matte black front grills and side gills we sell, they already are a black plastic so you don't have to worry about chipping.

Hi Nick, how about posting a photo of the black matte side grill/light for us to have a look at.
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We'll have photos up for you guys soon
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      10-29-2008, 12:30 AM   #13
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We'll have photos up for you guys soon
Finally! Assuming they will look good and are priced fair you will have my order immediately.
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