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      09-05-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Where to purchase unpainted painted reflectors?

My car has some paint that is slightly UV faded and I am very picky about color matches so I want my shop to color match the reflectors for me.

Where can I purchase unpainted reflectors that I can then paint for the M3?
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      09-05-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Just have them paint those?
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Your car?
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Look on ebay. They sell unpainted "blank" reflectors.

Otherwise just paint the orange ones on your car?
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I am going to Euro style my front bumper next week..get rid of those painted reflectors all-together..every single M3 I see has them..and that annoys me..
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Use the existing ones?
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      09-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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Use the existing ones?
Painted reflectors are:

1. Thinner than the stock reflectors

2. Made of a material designed to adheer to paint. I've painted a set of reflectors for a different car and the adhesion isn't very good, even if you sand it. You need to fully prep it which takes a long time.

Anyways the posts here lead me to this eBay item:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/08-09-10-11-...1d417f&vxp=mtr

Ultra thin, unpainted, sign me up.
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depending on who you get them from they are OEM ones painted to match your car not thinner or any different. stay away from bimmian ones.
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Bought mine through mod bargains, and they are OEM and perfect. They came freshly painted, so it leads me to believe you could make a note on the order or call them directly to get them just primed instead. If that's what you want.
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I am sure IND would sell you unpainted ones if you asked.
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Painted reflectors are:

1. Thinner than the stock reflectors

2. Made of a material designed to adheer to paint. I've painted a set of reflectors for a different car and the adhesion isn't very good, even if you sand it. You need to fully prep it which takes a long time.
Where did that assumption come from?
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/08-09-10-11-...1d417f&vxp=mtr

Ultra thin, unpainted, sign me up.
Those are just the AutoTecknic ones.
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If your looking for the OEM amber ones send me a PM I have my old ones sitting in a box good as new....
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If your looking for the OEM amber ones send me a PM I have my old ones sitting in a box good as new....
As do I, and almost every other person on this forum!
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