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      06-29-2010, 10:22 AM   #7
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Drives: E86M
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cave Creek AZ.

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Black Grills


First I tried doing this myself. I removed the grills, removed the chrome surrounds and did the following:
1. Sanded the surrounds to promote primer adhesion
2. Primed the surrounds with automotive primer (two coats)
3. Painted the surrounds satin black (two coats)

This looked great, but after a few thousand miles began to chip. I ended up picking up a new black set, and a new OEM set. For whatever reason I am very fickle about the front grills. I frequently go from black to chrome. On the one hand the black looks menacing, and sort of completes the motorsport look. On the other hand the chrome surrounds contrast the dark color of the car, and sort of represents BMW DNA.

I attached photos that shows how the black grill look in various lighting.
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Last edited by crfine88; 06-29-2010 at 04:08 PM..
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