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      11-16-2010, 12:30 AM   #45
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can someone recommend to me a good shiny spray for the silver trim and where i can get it from.

i got mine from autozone, and i got clearcoat over it which looks very shiny and glossy! just remmeber to sand it well so the paint sticks!
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      11-18-2010, 06:13 AM   #46
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Hello guys,


i need this Black Grillz for my F01

can anybody send me a link where can i buy it?


thx
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      11-18-2010, 07:32 AM   #47
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Great thread. Another mod on my list.

It should go well with Carbon Black I think. I did the same to my metallic black A3 and it looked superb.
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      11-26-2010, 01:34 PM   #48
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can Nobody help me??

thx
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      11-26-2010, 05:11 PM   #49
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I'm guessing your local dealer.
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      11-27-2010, 03:37 PM   #50
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can Nobody help me??

thx
Hey LennyGE, The performance grilles are OE parts so you can get them from your local BMW dealer.
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      11-29-2010, 04:35 AM   #51
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Hi,

thank you for answer but i live in Germany and i was at my Car dealer and they say they have no Black grills for F01 to sale (


thanks for help
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      11-29-2010, 10:43 AM   #52
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Hi,

thank you for answer but i live in Germany and i was at my Car dealer and they say they have no Black grills for F01 to sale (


thanks for help
I'm guessing they do not make black grillsl for the 7 series.
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      11-29-2010, 07:27 PM   #53
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Hi,

thank you for answer but i live in Germany and i was at my Car dealer and they say they have no Black grills for F01 to sale (


thanks for help
Check this out.

http://www.jlevistreetwerks.com/7-Se...388/index.html

Ask them I'm sure they can get it for you
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      12-01-2010, 02:43 AM   #54
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      12-06-2010, 01:13 PM   #55
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Damm those clips were some hard bastards to crack. Seriously, couldnt get them loose without risking to break something.

Have to calm down now and try again tomorrow Btw the rear diffuser is also a real pain to get rid off, especially compared to my E92. They've buried the clips up and behind everything, like the towing hitch!
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      12-06-2010, 10:09 PM   #56
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Damm those clips were some hard bastards to crack. Seriously, couldnt get them loose without risking to break something.

Have to calm down now and try again tomorrow Btw the rear diffuser is also a real pain to get rid off, especially compared to my E92. They've buried the clips up and behind everything, like the towing hitch!
It's pretty easy Nightcreature. Make sure you're pulling forward on each clip you press down on. You're going to do one clip at a time.
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      12-07-2010, 10:30 AM   #57
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It took me a few tries too .. I think you have to follow the Lacster method -take the rubber and screws off to loosen the bumper and unclip from behind. I tried prying/yanking from the front and it couldn't do it that way..
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      02-01-2011, 11:20 AM   #58
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thanks to the OP for this diy, i got the grills changed and black-out (vinyl) the silver winglets.

i also blacked out the front clearance light, not as good as color-matched being that my car is gray, but looks better than amber.
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Said already, but this is great, thanks!
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      03-03-2011, 11:59 PM   #60
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Said already, but this is great, thanks!
My pleasure bro!
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      03-10-2011, 02:17 PM   #61
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You convinced me! I have ordered them for my AW M-Sport. Thanks
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      03-10-2011, 08:22 PM   #62
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You convinced me! I have ordered them for my AW M-Sport. Thanks
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I did this this evening right after delivery of my car. I had to use a T-30 screw driver. The diagrams you gave were a huge help and confidence builder. I found that if I got the top and side clips out the bottoms come pretty easy without having to get back in there. Pull evenly all the way around though, if it gets twisted the kidneys get hung up. When reattaching bumper make certain the screws are tight and everything lines back up. My first time screwing down I didn't get bumper to hood gap even all the way across. 20 minute job max! Thanks for the post!
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      04-17-2011, 10:52 AM   #64
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Thanks for this useful guide and photos, LACSTER
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      05-24-2011, 10:24 AM   #65
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Good write up Lacster

The part I don't get is how you pull the front bumper out. When I tried, I really couldn't get it to budge much. I have the M-sport bumper, but that shouldn't make a difference.
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      05-24-2011, 11:46 AM   #66
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Good write up Lacster

The part I don't get is how you pull the front bumper out. When I tried, I really couldn't get it to budge much. And how do you get your hand around to push the clips on the bottom? I have the M-sport bumper, but that shouldn't make a difference.
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