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      01-23-2009, 07:57 AM   #1
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Has anyone molded painted reflectors into the front bumper?

I've seen this done a few times on the e46 M3 and it looked great. The thing I don't like about painted reflectors on the e46/e9x M3s is that, unlike non-M e92/3 and the LCI, it protrudes from the bumper. I'm looking at an '09 e92 M3 and want to see how this looks and if I should do it or not. Has anyone done this? Pics are much appreciated
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      01-23-2009, 11:14 AM   #2
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I don't think anyone has actually molded their reflectors on. Filled in, yes but not molded. Interesting idea though...
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      01-23-2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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you mean like this:
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I've seen this done a few times on the e46 M3 and it looked great. The thing I don't like about painted reflectors on the e46/e9x M3s is that, unlike non-M e92/3 and the LCI, it protrudes from the bumper. I'm looking at an '09 e92 M3 and want to see how this looks and if I should do it or not. Has anyone done this? Pics are much appreciated
i don't see why you need to buy reflectors, paint them and then mold them in , when you can just fill it in like on the picture above ...
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      01-23-2009, 11:24 AM   #5
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Maybe if you mold the reflectors, you wont get that halo that you get from filling in the holes.
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Maybe if you mold the reflectors, you wont get that halo that you get from filling in the holes.
the halo is a possibility...not a sure bet. i'm convinced that if done correctly, you'll never get the halo. but it is a bit of a gamble.
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There was a thread concerning flush mounted reflectors. However, that didn't seem to work out that well.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143289
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you mean like this:


Yes, just like that
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yeh, i have mine filled in, but you can still see it from certain angles.
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      01-23-2009, 04:44 PM   #10
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[quote=J08M3;4007333]you mean like this:
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Looks great! Sent you a PM. Thanks.
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