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      09-26-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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Red face Front reflectors *opinions* needed for Mineral White

Hey guys .... Getting my new Mineral White M e93 mid october. Originally had Alpine white on order but when bmw changed the package names and what was standard on them, the dealer left EDC option off not realizing it was a stand alone option (unbelievable )

Anyway, dealer found a *mineral white* car equipped exactly the way I want it and has made a dealer swap for me. I have yet to see a mineral white M in the flesh (hope I don't regret swapping from alpine white order).

So the opinions I want from you guys is about the orange front reflectors I want to swap out (I live in california) ... Go with oem painted mineral white or with clear reflectors (which may blend in like mineral white) ?!? What do you guys think is nicer????????

Of course if anyone has an image they can post with either version, that would be amazing! Actually any good pics of mineral white would be welcome (the few posted so far are not great).

Thanks so much gang
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      09-26-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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Leave it OEM. Alpine White is beautiful and classic. No way I'd swap sight unseen.
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Clear ones always looks cheap to me. I say leave it OEM or go with the OEM painted ones from IND.
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      09-26-2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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i don't think you will regret the swap for mineral white. metallic white colors always look great. for front reflectors I would go with painted to match the body color.
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      09-26-2010, 06:41 PM   #5
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i don't think you will regret the swap for mineral white. metallic white colors always look great. for front reflectors I would go with painted to match the body color.
Metallic colors usually do look good but they are a bear when it comes time to touch up stone chips. They never match up.
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+1 on IND reflectors.
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Definitely sounds like painted is the way to go. Thanks for the quick responses.
Any Mineral White images anyone ? Thanks.
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You can trust IND to pull through with a perfect pair. I've had mine (AW) for a year and no signs of discoloration and fitting is perfect.
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I want to know why the US m3's have those ugly reflectors ruining the look of the front end. Guessing it is some stupid legislation.
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Thanks for the kind words guys! We have already painted a few sets of Mineral white. Good color for sure.

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I want to know why the US m3's have those ugly reflectors ruining the look of the front end. Guessing it is some stupid legislation.
Yep US DOT regulations for the US Spec M to have them.
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Thanks for the kind words guys! We have already painted a few sets of Mineral white. Good color for sure.



Yep US DOT regulations for the US Spec M to have them.
nate, I want a set of those MW reflector. lol pm with price, paypal ready.
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      09-27-2010, 05:52 PM   #14
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nate, I want a set of those MW reflector. lol pm with price, paypal ready.
Sent you a pm over
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Nate,

My account is too new to PM. Can you send me an email with price for the matched Mineral White Reflectors also?

My email is azn_duece at hotmail.com

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bimmian.com is the cheapest for reflectors from what I've seen. Currently $60 shipped.

I think white in general is difficult to paint match. If you look at pics of white cars, the reflectors are always very noticeable IMO.
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Bimmian is one of THE worst vendors i've ever dealt with. Do a search on them on E46Fanatics or M3Forum, they are fukin junk and the sh1t they sell is junk too.
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Okay seem like a few people on here have had issues with the fitment of reflectors from bimmian.

Good to know, was just about to order them.
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Get them from IND. Those guys are great over there. I'm sure Nate will get back with you soon, once he sees your post. The paint match has been perfect on both my cars and hundreds of other ones they have done
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I have the clear ones and like them. The painted ones look odd to me as they are there and look really out of place once painted....
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Nate,

My account is too new to PM. Can you send me an email with price for the matched Mineral White Reflectors also?

My email is azn_duece at hotmail.com

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