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View Poll Results: Which Grillesd/Gills complement the Space Grey better?
IND Black Gloss Grilles/Gills 28 40.58%
OEM Black Chrome Grilles/Gills 35 50.72%
Keep it as is 2 2.90%
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      10-29-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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IND Gloss Black or OEM Black Chrome Grilles/Gills on Space Grey

I've been going back and forth with the grills and gills I want to get for my 2013 Space Grey ZCP.

Since my car won't get built till next week, I'm itching to get some exterior cosmetic mods and get rid of that fugly chrome.

So in your experience, what trim do you think would complement the space grey? Pictures welcomed ;-)
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      10-30-2012, 03:36 AM   #2
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Congrats on the order! The waiting sucks but it is so definitely worth it


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I've been going back and forth with the grills and gills I want to get for my 2013 Space Grey ZCP.

Since my car won't get built till next week, I'm itching to get some exterior cosmetic mods and get rid of that fugly chrome.

So in your experience, what trim do you think would complement the space grey? Pictures welcomed ;-)
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      10-30-2012, 05:07 AM   #3
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OEM GTS shadow chrome is the best
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Interested to see how the black chrome looks on space gray
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      10-30-2012, 09:40 AM   #6
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I have a space gray M3 also and I purchased the BMW black front grills along with gloss black side gills and now it looks much better. Gills are a pain in the ass to do and you have to be very careful not to scratch the paint when removing them. There is a DIY instructions for the gills that was helpful.

Now the all match the gloss black plastic trim and looks much better IMO.

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I've noticed the black OEM stuff tends to fade pretty quickly and turns purplish.

I just had my OEM grilles painted Jet Black and they look great! (pretty much exactly what iND does)
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OEM GTS shadow chrome is the best
Are these the same as the Black Chrome?

Any idea who sells these or what the part numbers are? I'm currently in Germany for 3 more weeks, so I may be able to pick these up from a BMW dealership here; however my German language is non-existent, so part numbers would be great.
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      10-30-2012, 03:19 PM   #9
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I've noticed the black OEM stuff tends to fade pretty quickly and turns purplish.

I just had my OEM grilles painted Jet Black and they look great! (pretty much exactly what iND does)

hu, damn! Well so far not but mine is garaged mostly so good to know to look out for.
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Neither. Go with body colored








Coincidentally I just sold my M and have a set of grills, gills and reflectors in excellent shape! PM me if interested!
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Your M looks badass. If I would have seen these pics earlier I may have gone that route. Unfortunately, I just ordered the OEM black chrome set from Tischer BMW.
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The gray on gray looks crazy. Just like the guy up there^ I just bought black grilles from iND
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Your M looks badass. If I would have seen these pics earlier I may have gone that route. Unfortunately, I just ordered the OEM black chrome set from Tischer BMW.
you have them on the car yet? Assuming you have the car? lol

Trying to find pics of the black chrome on space gray. My matte black is starting to look really cheap IMO but has held up really well. Wondering if the black chrome wouldn't hold up as well.
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Isn't there OEM black chrome and OEM performance gloss black? What do you have.
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you have them on the car yet? Assuming you have the car? lol

Trying to find pics of the black chrome on space gray. My matte black is starting to look really cheap IMO but has held up really well. Wondering if the black chrome wouldn't hold up as well.
Not yet. I should be taking delivery of the car this weekend. Fingers crossed. I will post pics here once installed.

Here is a pic of the OEM black chrome.
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Very nice looking! Good luck with the new car! And please, don't forget to post pictures when you get them on.
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really can't go wrong with either but i would say black chrome so good choice!
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