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      11-28-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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matte vs. gloss kidney grill... which matches shadowline trim best?

Im debating between the glossy black kidney grills offered by BMW or an aftermarket matte black grill. Which one do you think will complement the shadowline trim I have best? I'm wondering if having a glossy trim with matte grills will look funny or not (especially on a black car)

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      11-28-2008, 11:05 PM   #2
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      04-02-2009, 04:07 PM   #3
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i was wondering if there were other retailers selling the glossy kidney grills besides bmw?

sorry for bumping such an old thread
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BMW Performance Gloss Grills match the shadowline trim the best, IMO I wouldn't get the matte grills unless I didn't have shadowline trim and wrapped it with matte vinyl.
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      04-02-2009, 04:39 PM   #5
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leatherz has them the cheapest that I have seen. Delivered quickly and even gave me a pen. Haha thumbs up. I think andy from Leather z is on here check it out
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leatherz has them the cheapest that I have seen. Delivered quickly and evenave me a pen. Haha thumbs up. I think andy from Leather z is on here check it out
+1 that's where i got mine
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      04-12-2009, 02:55 PM   #7
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i popped mine out sanded them and painted with some universal black gloss duplicolor spray paint cost 5 bucks total.
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BMW Performance Gloss Grills match the shadowline trim the best, IMO I wouldn't get the matte grills unless I didn't have shadowline trim and wrapped it with matte vinyl.
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Is the one from "Leather z" the same part from BMW Performance or it's aftermarket?
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BMW Performance Gloss Grills match the shadowline trim the best, IMO I wouldn't get the matte grills unless I didn't have shadowline trim and wrapped it with matte vinyl.
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i popped mine out sanded them and painted with some universal black gloss duplicolor spray paint cost 5 bucks total.
Duplicolor is awesome... especially if you're a DIY person
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I've gone for CF grills now as I will be getting the Mirrors and spoiler too in the future
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has anyone come across the actual Tii featured CF with cross overlays that bmw uses on the concept car that they're showing at the car shows?
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      04-17-2009, 01:04 PM   #14
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Duplicolor is awesome... especially if you're a DIY person
dont use duplicolor on the chrome grills... ive done it and every time it has chipped

if you want to spray it with something use PLASTI DIP spray.. its rubberized and doesnt chip at all

otherwise do like i did and vinyl it
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      06-25-2009, 04:01 PM   #15
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Who has a pic of the glossy black on their own car? I only see the original bmw pic out there.
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Who has a pic of the glossy black on their own car? I only see the original bmw pic out there.
I don't have a picture of them on my car, but after a simple search I found these...

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ght=shadowline

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ght=shadowline

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ght=shadowline
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      06-25-2009, 05:17 PM   #17
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I have the BMW grills and I like them. But that said, the rest of the black in front is matte, ie: lower bumper honeycomb, brake duct and oil cooler intakes. I think matte would look good too. But I would still go for the glossy. The eyelids that I just got are matte and they blend suprisingly well with the glossy grills.
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      07-07-2009, 08:01 PM   #18
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I went with matte black and im glad i did it matches he car PERFECTLY!!





Sorry about the crappy pics all i have for right now...
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I have AW painted grills and I am thinking about switching to the matte.
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I went with the Glossy on AW. It looks great.

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