BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Cosmetic/Visual (Exterior + Interior) Modifications
 
BPM
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-17-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
MMMorish
Just call me J.J. McClure
MMMorish's Avatar
Canada
82
Rep
2,836
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 & C4 Corvette
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (5)

Let the cosmetic modding begin!!

FedEx just dropped off my much awaited package. Special thanks to Nick @ Jlevisw who is always a pleasure to deal with and is the most helpful guy around.

I want to paint the grill and side gill to match the shadow line trim, does anyone know what paint colour or code to use?

Cheers!
Attached Images
 
__________________
MODS: Meisterschaft GT Racing Exhaust / BMC Air Filter / UUC SSK & DSSR (Modded)/ RPI Scoops / Passport SRX Hardwired / Custom Wrap 3M Clearbra / 20% Tint / 50% Windshield Tint / Key Hole Delete / Matted Out Accessories / VRS Type II Diffuser / Smoked Reflectors / Euphoria 6K LED Interior Lights / Rear Fog Light Mod / 6000K HID's / 6500K LUX H8 Angel Eyes / RDash License Plate LED Kit / LED Xenon Reverse Lights
"M3 drivers have no friends"

Last edited by MMMorish; 02-17-2009 at 04:24 PM.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
TonyTone
Major
TonyTone's Avatar
United_States
74
Rep
1,217
Posts

Drives: M3 VERT
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: FL

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to TonyTone
Nice cant wait to see pics!
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
SlammedR8
Major General
SlammedR8's Avatar
Canada
212
Rep
5,382
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW X5d + 2016 RR TD6
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (2)

umm...Why are your reflectors black?
Isn't your car Space Gray?
__________________
2016 BMW X5d - Black Sapphire on Terra
2016 Range Rover HSE TD6-White on Ivory

2010 Audi R8 V10 Coupe 6MT-White on Red - gone but not forgotten
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 05:20 PM   #4
SlammedR8
Major General
SlammedR8's Avatar
Canada
212
Rep
5,382
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW X5d + 2016 RR TD6
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (2)

Let me know if the LED kit works for you, if not...you will have to go and see DAVE to make the map lights work!

On some E90s it works, and on some it doesn't.
__________________
2016 BMW X5d - Black Sapphire on Terra
2016 Range Rover HSE TD6-White on Ivory

2010 Audi R8 V10 Coupe 6MT-White on Red - gone but not forgotten
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 05:27 PM   #5
Cab5er
Colonel
Cab5er's Avatar
China
36
Rep
2,341
Posts

Drives: 09 E90 M3 (Sold) 13 A1
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fremont, Hainan

iTrader: (22)

Quote:
Originally Posted by slammedm3 View Post
umm...Why are your reflectors black?
Isn't your car Space Gray?

I bet they are smoked. Nice start. That will clean it up nicely.
__________________

E90 ///M3/ AW/ Fox Red
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 05:34 PM   #6
mPlasticDesign
Brigadier General
mPlasticDesign's Avatar
298
Rep
4,982
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 M3 Comp Pkg Only
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Astral Projecting: ∞ 23.516 -122 02.625 0242.101 ĕv'rē-hwr'

iTrader: (15)

Garage List
Can't wait to see pics Morish!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 05:49 PM   #7
endofanera7
Major General
endofanera7's Avatar
No_Country
169
Rep
5,247
Posts

Drives: 08 JB E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (16)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [5.00]
Send a message via AIM to endofanera7 Send a message via MSN to endofanera7
Nice mods. Keep us posted with the installed pics.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 05:49 PM   #8
SlammedR8
Major General
SlammedR8's Avatar
Canada
212
Rep
5,382
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW X5d + 2016 RR TD6
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cab5er View Post
I bet they are smoked. Nice start. That will clean it up nicely.
Ohh true...could be!
I prefer the look of color matched.
Mine will be all gone in a month or so...
__________________
2016 BMW X5d - Black Sapphire on Terra
2016 Range Rover HSE TD6-White on Ivory

2010 Audi R8 V10 Coupe 6MT-White on Red - gone but not forgotten
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 05:59 PM   #9
MMMorish
Just call me J.J. McClure
MMMorish's Avatar
Canada
82
Rep
2,836
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 & C4 Corvette
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (5)

The reflectors are smoked. I tossed and turned when trying to decide which one to go with and finally decided on smoked.

Anyone know which paint code to use for the grills and gills?
__________________
MODS: Meisterschaft GT Racing Exhaust / BMC Air Filter / UUC SSK & DSSR (Modded)/ RPI Scoops / Passport SRX Hardwired / Custom Wrap 3M Clearbra / 20% Tint / 50% Windshield Tint / Key Hole Delete / Matted Out Accessories / VRS Type II Diffuser / Smoked Reflectors / Euphoria 6K LED Interior Lights / Rear Fog Light Mod / 6000K HID's / 6500K LUX H8 Angel Eyes / RDash License Plate LED Kit / LED Xenon Reverse Lights
"M3 drivers have no friends"
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 06:39 PM   #10
achenator
Lieutenant
9
Rep
540
Posts

Drives: 2010 GT-R, 2011 F150 FX4
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Louisiana

iTrader: (0)

I sent my grills to iND to be painted. Excellent price and quick turnaround.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 06:50 PM   #11
Kev
Critical Care Anesthesiologist
Kev's Avatar
Hong Kong
236
Rep
8,836
Posts

Drives: SMB F83
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (24)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by slammedm3 View Post
Let me know if the LED kit works for you, if not...you will have to go and see DAVE to make the map lights work!

On some E90s it works, and on some it doesn't.
That's a crappy LED kit. It's not bright at all. Get the real deal. Also, the map lights will turn off by itself after 30 seconds.
__________________
kev { divinum est sedate dolorem }
"your friendly neighborhood critical care anesthesiologist"
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 07:20 PM   #12
MMMorish
Just call me J.J. McClure
MMMorish's Avatar
Canada
82
Rep
2,836
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 & C4 Corvette
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kev View Post
That's a crappy LED kit. It's not bright at all. Get the real deal. Also, the map lights will turn off by itself after 30 seconds.
What's the "real deal" LED kit?

Hey SlammedM3, is the kit bright in your car? Brighter than stock at least?
__________________
MODS: Meisterschaft GT Racing Exhaust / BMC Air Filter / UUC SSK & DSSR (Modded)/ RPI Scoops / Passport SRX Hardwired / Custom Wrap 3M Clearbra / 20% Tint / 50% Windshield Tint / Key Hole Delete / Matted Out Accessories / VRS Type II Diffuser / Smoked Reflectors / Euphoria 6K LED Interior Lights / Rear Fog Light Mod / 6000K HID's / 6500K LUX H8 Angel Eyes / RDash License Plate LED Kit / LED Xenon Reverse Lights
"M3 drivers have no friends"
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2009, 07:22 PM   #13
Kev
Critical Care Anesthesiologist
Kev's Avatar
Hong Kong
236
Rep
8,836
Posts

Drives: SMB F83
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (24)

Garage List
Build your own kit

I can give you a list to start.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=224572

PM me if you have questions.
__________________
kev { divinum est sedate dolorem }
"your friendly neighborhood critical care anesthesiologist"
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2009, 01:13 AM   #14
SlammedR8
Major General
SlammedR8's Avatar
Canada
212
Rep
5,382
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW X5d + 2016 RR TD6
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kev View Post
That's a crappy LED kit. It's not bright at all. Get the real deal. Also, the map lights will turn off by itself after 30 seconds.
I wouldn't say that at all, My LED kit is awesome, much brighter and nicer then stock. and the map lights (with the stock bulbs) don't turn off after 30 seconds. SOME M3s with the LED map lights will turn after the ignition is turned ON, after about 15-20 seconds. And this is because the car isnt meant for it, so the only way to fix this is by adding 2 wires to the map lights circuit board and putting the original bulbs back on the circuit, tricking the car into thinking it is powering those bulbs.(while they are tucked away somewhere in the roof) and the LED (nice n bright) stay on this way.

Thats how my guy, Dave, did it for me. But not ALL M3s have this problem, it only happens in some where they turn off after 15-20 seconds while ignition is ON. IF ignition is OFF, they dont turn after 15-20 seconds.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MMMorish View Post
What's the "real deal" LED kit?

Hey SlammedM3, is the kit bright in your car? Brighter than stock at least?

VERY, its wicked!! 1 of my favorite mods I did!
__________________
2016 BMW X5d - Black Sapphire on Terra
2016 Range Rover HSE TD6-White on Ivory

2010 Audi R8 V10 Coupe 6MT-White on Red - gone but not forgotten
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2009, 04:53 AM   #15
moog55
Major
moog55's Avatar
United_States
15
Rep
1,114
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle

iTrader: (1)

smoked reflectors ftw.



Appreciate 0
      02-18-2009, 06:32 AM   #16
psuwcc112
Captain
psuwcc112's Avatar
United_States
253
Rep
935
Posts

Drives: 2015 YMB M4 coupe
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dublin, CA

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by moog55 View Post
smoked reflectors ftw.



I think the smoke reflector looks good with the space gray
__________________
IG: yasmpower

2015 F82 YMB M4 (Feb 28th ED, re-deliveried on Apr 18th) |My 2015 YMB M4 ED Journal
2008 E92 SSII M3 Coupe (Sold) | My long gone 2008 E92 SSII M3
2002 E39 SG 530i (Gone)
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2009, 10:20 AM   #17
MMMorish
Just call me J.J. McClure
MMMorish's Avatar
Canada
82
Rep
2,836
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 & C4 Corvette
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (5)

Thanks for your pictures Peter, your car looks sweet. I agree, the smoked looks really good on the Space Grey. I installed them last night and I'm happy with the mean look of the smoked reflectors. I will post pics when all the mods are complete.

I need some advise guys, should I paint my matte black grill and gill Jet black or should I leave it matte?
__________________
MODS: Meisterschaft GT Racing Exhaust / BMC Air Filter / UUC SSK & DSSR (Modded)/ RPI Scoops / Passport SRX Hardwired / Custom Wrap 3M Clearbra / 20% Tint / 50% Windshield Tint / Key Hole Delete / Matted Out Accessories / VRS Type II Diffuser / Smoked Reflectors / Euphoria 6K LED Interior Lights / Rear Fog Light Mod / 6000K HID's / 6500K LUX H8 Angel Eyes / RDash License Plate LED Kit / LED Xenon Reverse Lights
"M3 drivers have no friends"
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2009, 10:56 AM   #18
Jaypod
Brigadier General
Jaypod's Avatar
No_Country
73
Rep
4,974
Posts

Drives: Frozen M3, AM V8V, 991 GT3
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (7)

Personally I would leave it Matte!
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2009, 12:16 PM   #19
FStop7
I like cars
FStop7's Avatar
Vatican City State
147
Rep
5,055
Posts

Drives: M6
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Newbury Park, CA

iTrader: (3)

Not feeling the smoked reflectors
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2009, 12:39 PM   #20
eclipsisNA
Colonel
United_States
168
Rep
2,938
Posts

Drives: 2013 Estoril 328i M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Beverly Hills, CA

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2014 BMW 428i  [3.88]
Leave them matte! Looks much better that way. Peter, your car looks great too. Mine looked like that before the crash. Now there won't be any reflectors at all!
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2009, 01:21 PM   #21
moog55
Major
moog55's Avatar
United_States
15
Rep
1,114
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eclipse Motors View Post
Leave them matte! Looks much better that way. Peter, your car looks great too. Mine looked like that before the crash. Now there won't be any reflectors at all!
i guess i didn't get the memo that you crashed your car, eric??? wtf
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2009, 01:37 PM   #22
moog55
Major
moog55's Avatar
United_States
15
Rep
1,114
Posts

Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FStop7 View Post
Not feeling the smoked reflectors
yeah, people like them or hate them. there's no middle ground. i like this look for now. eventually, i'll be ordering the euro bumper to solve the "problem" the right way. i personally think color-matched reflectors looks the worst.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45 PM.




m3post
m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST