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      08-02-2018, 02:54 AM   #1
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Thought I would share as I haven't seen any other 1ers do it yet. My powdercoating and wrap guy offered to tint my tails, I said sure and asked what he thinks would look best. He said red and showed me them on his e63 650i. Looked great, so I did it. Very satisfied, cleans up the rear and makes it look newer! Before and after:
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Honestly, that looks really good. You should add a photo straight from the rear.
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Honestly, that looks really good. You should add a photo straight from the rear.
Here are a few (I apologize for the dirtiness, will wash soon!)
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another picture of the old style
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Definitely an upgrade for pre-LCI tails. Nice stuff!
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Definitely an upgrade for pre-LCI tails. Nice stuff!
Thanks! I am very happy with them. I can take a step further and tint this taillight now a shade darker to match the blacklines, but I will wait on that. For $30-40 (red tint over reverse and indicator + dark tint all over), definitely cheaper than a set of those blacklines!
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Thanks! I am very happy with them. I can take a step further and tint this taillight now a shade darker to match the blacklines, but I will wait on that. For $30-40 (red tint over reverse and indicator + dark tint all over), definitely cheaper than a set of those blacklines!
I think a little darker would look good. Too dark looks awful on these cars, in my opinion. I'd definitely tint the 3rd brake light to match too. highbrowed, a user on here, sells overlays for that.
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I think a little darker would look good. Too dark looks awful on these cars, in my opinion. I'd definitely tint the 3rd brake light to match too. highbrowed, a user on here, sells overlays for that.
Yes I am wanting a bit darker as well. I will contact him! (He has -30 reputation, scammer?? and I can't seem to click on his username to message him?) Thanks
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Yes I am wanting a bit darker as well. I will contact him! (He has -30 reputation, scammer?? and I can't seem to click on his username to message him?) Thanks
LOL I'm no scammer. Something happened with the recent forum upgrade and it screwed my reputation. I messaged the mods and they told me to not worry about it and it would be fixed soon.. Dackelone
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I was thinking about doing that a while back, I've always liked that look.
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LOL I'm no scammer. Something happened with the recent forum upgrade and it screwed my reputation. I messaged the mods and they told me to not worry about it and it would be fixed soon.. Dackelone
Hahah I have seen your name a lot in the threads made me wonder why such an active user would be rated negative ahhaha! I will get around to ordering the overlay when I get the tails tinted darker
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I was thinking about doing that a while back, I've always liked that look.
My tint guy usually charges $25 I think but he did it for free with my wheels powdercoated. Figured why not, turned out alright!
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LOL I'm no scammer. Something happened with the recent forum upgrade and it screwed my reputation. I messaged the mods and they told me to not worry about it and it would be fixed soon.. Dackelone
Yep. Guys highbrowed isn't a scammer. His negative rating is some sort of glitch I believe. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.

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Blacklines...

As for this thread topic... why not go with BMW's LCI Blackline lights. They are only available in Europe... they run about $350 for the pair of tail lights are are totally PnP units. You can order them from Schmeidermann.de or ECS Tuning and such.

PS: The silver 135i with "BA" plates is mine.


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I was thinking about doing that a while back, I've always liked that look.
My tint guy usually charges $25 I think but he did it for free with my wheels powdercoated. Figured why not, turned out alright!
Win win! A free mod? I'll take that
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As for this thread topic... why not go with BMW's LCI Blackline lights. They are only available in Europe... they run about $350 for the pair of tail lights are are totally PnP units. You can order them from Schmeidermann.de or ECS Tuning and such.

PS: The silver 135i with "BA" plates is mine.


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I bought them as an upgrade. But if that wasn't the case I was going for the tint option. The red tint makes those taillights look better than stock. IMO
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      08-07-2018, 04:05 PM   #17
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As for this thread topic... why not go with BMW's LCI Blackline lights. They are only available in Europe... they run about $350 for the pair of tail lights are are totally PnP units. You can order them from Schmeidermann.de or ECS Tuning and such.

PS: The silver 135i with "BA" plates is mine.


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Those BLs look amazing and were my first choice. Maybe some time down the road? But $350 is far from cheap haha! This tint came free with my powdercoated wheels.
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Yessir!! All his work comes with lifetime warranty too!
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I could do these for $25 a set. Could do smoke tint as well.

Would need to do some R&D to get the vector of the tails spot-on. PM me if interested.
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I could do these for $25 a set. Could do smoke tint as well.

Would need to do some R&D to get the vector of the tails spot-on. PM me if interested.
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Tinting my taillights red is honestly my favorite cosmetic mod atm.❤️
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