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      09-12-2010, 08:17 PM   #23
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Painter's tape at the top of the reflector then attached to the bumper. Best suggestion by far. Last thing you want is that rascal falling into the bumper black hole.

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      11-12-2010, 12:34 PM   #24
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DONE! thanks a million..one thing, maybe because my new painted reflectors are aftermarket, but the front lower inner corners on both reflectors are pertruding just a tad bit..maybe 2mm or so.. is that normal or should it be totally flush with the bumper? i took it off and put it on a few times to be sure..same result..i wish i had the pics, but i'm at work..i'll post tonight. thanks again~
Were you ever able to get the reflectors to fit perfectly and not pertrude? I want to install these on my new M but don't want it to not fit properly....
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      11-12-2010, 01:03 PM   #25
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DONE! thanks a million..one thing, maybe because my new painted reflectors are aftermarket, but the front lower inner corners on both reflectors are pertruding just a tad bit..maybe 2mm or so.. is that normal or should it be totally flush with the bumper? i took it off and put it on a few times to be sure..same result..i wish i had the pics, but i'm at work..i'll post tonight. thanks again~
Should be totally flush. There was a huge row about some Bimmian painted reflectors a while back, their fitment was apparently very poor. I know IND offers the best option by having painted reflectors that are painted over OEM. If you got them from Bimmian (or through one of Bimmian's distributors), chances are you'll have some fitment issues.

You can try pushing down on that corner a little, maybe the tab didn't go in all the way. Otherwise, it's probably poor fitment.
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      02-14-2011, 06:00 PM   #26
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Guys,

A word of caution, I just did this today. Mine were really stuck in there. One of them came off clean, but the other one scratched the hell out of my paint right above the reflector. I was using nothing but my fingers, but the top edge of the reflector must have rubbed and grinded off the paint. It's now all white directly above the reflector (on my jerez black car). I'm hoping some touch up will help, but am pretty bummed out.

It also was only 27 degrees, so not sure if that made the paint on the body "brittle" in some way...
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      05-29-2014, 12:24 PM   #28
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Any thoughts on the best painted reflectors? Are AutoTecknic reflectors any good? For sale on amazon...
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Any thoughts on the best painted reflectors? Are AutoTecknic reflectors any good? For sale on amazon...
I'm sure most will agree- go with IND. Quality and color match can't be beat.
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      05-29-2014, 04:31 PM   #30
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I'm sure most will agree- go with IND. Quality and color match can't be beat.
I feel like an insane person, but I CANNOT find the reflectors for e9x m3s on their website... am I crazy??
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Wait- found them! http://ind-distribution.com/ind/e9x-...reflectors-926
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      07-10-2014, 07:58 PM   #32
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Got a pair of iNDs for my recently purchased SSII, best bang for the buck mod there is! Great DIY
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      07-11-2014, 10:45 PM   #33
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Just did the install yesterday as well. Surprised how easy it was, especially since all the DIY I attempt are a lot harder than it seems.

Mine also protrudes out a teeny little bit on the bottom front but unnoticeable from a few steps back. I think it's normal. Also being that I have MW, the reflectors don't blend in too well but still much better than the amber. Got mine from eAs which sells iND I believe.
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