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      01-17-2013, 03:36 AM   #45
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Ordered on 1/3 arrived 1/11 in Florida from Poland. Pretty quick, considering.
lucky! I ordered em about 2 and a half weeks ago and usps still says awaiting origin shipment
Never mind, got em today exactly as I figured they would look!
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Can't even track my shipping
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Ordered mine on the 2nd, still don't have them yet either
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      01-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #48
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Paint in progress.

Paint and eyebrows


Lightly sanded with 1000 grit for adhesion


First coat of the base color


Final coat of the base color


Clearcoat on


Going to let it dry overnight and install tomorrow afternoon.
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I purchased 12/31 and haven't received my order yet.
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To those who haven't received it. It was at my doorstep before USPS' site was updated. Give it a few more days. If not then message the seller via ebay.
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      01-18-2013, 07:26 PM   #51
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Installed.

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I used 3M trim tape, so we'll see how it holds up. So the entire set with shipping and paint cost right at $60.00. Inexpensive and adds a bit. I like it.
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      01-18-2013, 09:24 PM   #53
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looks good! i have CSR eyelids on mine. I like them since they make the headlights look more sleek and not so bug eyed. wish they would have made the hood to make it look like your's does with the eyelids on.
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@Adam135: Thank you. I ordered a set too to go with these babies ...
I can't make up my mind whether to paint these or not. Anyone got a white 1-series with painted eyebrows so I can compare?
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      01-25-2013, 08:05 PM   #55
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I can't make up my mind whether to paint these or not. Anyone got a white 1-series with painted eyebrows so I can compare?
I'm in the same predicament. I think painted AW would look better. I'm not sure how I feel about sticking something on my headlight as it is, I figure painted would look more finished like it could be OEM. Semi gloss black might look badass too.
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      01-26-2013, 12:29 AM   #57
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Does this help?
That's very tasty indeed. I am torn between your white and naked as they are at present. One thing was the comments by my paint supplier. He said: 'Yes, I have the ABS plastic primer, and yes, I can make the Alpine White 3 up in an automotive aerosol ... BUT ... it won't have the high gloss of your car and may end up looking like a highlight'. But I don't want it to be a highlight at all.

Hmmmm!
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Does this help?
For a minute there, I thought you now had the same AE headlights as me ... LOL. Thank you for the rendering.
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@Adam135: You get a better idea of the look from this angle.
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      01-26-2013, 06:45 AM   #60
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Installed.

Passenger side:


Driver's side:


Both:


I used 3M trim tape, so we'll see how it holds up. So the entire set with shipping and paint cost right at $60.00. Inexpensive and adds a bit. I like it.
nice got the link?
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      01-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #61
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Sorry, a bit confused, what link are you needing?
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Sorry, a bit confused, what link are you needing?
To the tape you used.

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That's very tasty indeed. I am torn between your white and naked as they are at present. One thing was the comments by my paint supplier. He said: 'Yes, I have the ABS plastic primer, and yes, I can make the Alpine White 3 up in an automotive aerosol ... BUT ... it won't have the high gloss of your car and may end up looking like a highlight'. But I don't want it to be a highlight at all.

Hmmmm!
Looks great unpainted too. Instead of an aerosol can you'd want a body shop to paint it so they can use a real clear coat. I think they would add some flex agent so the paint doesn't crack. I'll stop by the paint place this weekend to see what they would charge.

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I picked up a set of eyebrows from the Polish ebay guy.


I ordered some A51 Montego Blue rattle can spray and will post up finished pics.
Sexey, Montego blue is nice I'm biased

Cant wait to paint and mount mine.

Glad the polish ebay guy worked out for everyone
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To the tape you used.
I don't have a link but have attached a photo of the packaging. The fact that it is a foam tape (12mm or half inch) is important as it fills in behind the lips on the eyebrows. I ran it top and bottom of the eyebrow. And if you make a small location error, use a hairdryer to heat it up. Same with removing it completely.

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Looks great unpainted too. Instead of an aerosol can you'd want a body shop to paint it so they can use a real clear coat. I think they would add some flex agent so the paint doesn't crack. I'll stop by the paint place this weekend to see what they would charge.
You are quite right about the clear coat. However, I am sticking with naked black as it just looks like it came with the car from BMW.
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      01-27-2013, 11:34 AM   #65
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Ah, I got the 3m Trim tape from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/3M-03609-Scotc...s=3m+trim+tape

The paint I ordered was base coat and gloss clearcoat. With the eyebrows tape/siliconed down, I don't imagine there is much flex going on.
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Ah, I got the 3m Trim tape from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/3M-03609-Scotc...s=3m+trim+tape

The paint I ordered was base coat and gloss clearcoat. With the eyebrows tape/siliconed down, I don't imagine there is much flex going on.
The tape looks fine. No flexing. The ABS plastic is pretty solid ... even at the pointy ends. I wouldn't use silicone ... but that's me.
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