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      11-04-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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Shadowline tailpipes?

I'm looking to get rid of all the chrome on my M3. Grills are easy, but does anyone make shadowline tailpipes / exhaust tips? It looks like the stock chrome exhaust tips are separate from the muffler. The older M cars had a similar attaching tips. The US E28 M5 had shinny black tips that look just like the shadow line trim around the windows. Is anyone making tips like these for the E90/92?

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Cant you get some High Temperature paint and do this yourself?

http://www.stovepaint.com/

That will work
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      11-04-2008, 07:49 PM   #3
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The finish I am talking about is not mat, its more like black chrome. I suppose I could have the stock ones re-chromed in black chrome. I was hopping someone would already be making these. Can anyone confirm that the stock tips are removable?
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The finish I am talking about is not mat, its more like black chrome. I suppose I could have the stock ones re-chromed in black chrome. I was hopping someone would already be making these. Can anyone confirm that the stock tips are removable?
There is 4 pop-revits that hold each tip on, just drill them out and they will pull off.
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That's too bad but understandable from a manufacturing point of view. The old ones were secured by a screw. I would have to figure out if I could re-secure them with set screws.
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Just re-attach them with ss pop-revits, screws will protrude though to far and burn from the heat & corrode. Plus ss screws once tightened break off their heads when you try to undo them, they are a mild steel and you will have to drill them out also once that happens.
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