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      09-24-2017, 10:58 PM   #23
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What black OEM tips do you mean?
If you're thinking about the black tips from the M550i, they're not the same shape as the 540/m-sport tips.
Not from the M550i. BMW offer black tips as an option for 530/540.
The M550 tips are welded on, it is one piece with the muffler.
Do you have a link where I can buy them from?
I did a search with no results ? on return r33_RGSport
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I did a search with no results ? on return r33_RGSport
Do you want to replace your 530/540 M Sport tip to a black one?
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I did a search with no results ? on return r33_RGSport
Do you want to replace your 530/540 M Sport tip to a black one?
Yes, I do
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Yes, I do
You were right, it is not even available.
The black chrome that is available is for Sport Line, which mean round tip.
So, only painting it will accomplish it.
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Yes, I do
You were right, it is not even available.
The black chrome that is available is for Sport Line, which mean round tip.
So, only painting it will accomplish it.
Ok, I thought I was missing something. Do you remember the grit size you used?
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Ok, I thought I was missing something. Do you remember the grit size you used?
I used 120grit.
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Ok, I thought I was missing something. Do you remember the grit size you used?
You know what, they do exist.
I'll PM you the price in a bit.
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i just took tips off and again just pulled it and they came off , will be painting them tonight
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My exhaust tips all done , will be fitting these tomorrow

Thanks a lot for sharing the process .
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Guys,

There are 2 options to get this done and this DIY is for the cheap option.

Before I start, let me explain on the expensive option.
If your car didn't come with the optional Gloss Black Exhaust Tip, you can buy the OEM Gloss Black Tips. At this time, the price is about $69/side.

Now, since I have done a lot for the F15/F16 X5/X6, I decided to get it done with this G30 5'er.

You can get this done by cheap $8 rattle can Hi-Temp paint by VHT (I used the VHT Roll Bar Paint) plus your time (about 3-4 hours to fully cured for 3 coats) or powder coat.
The reason I didn't do powder coat, first because it cost more money and when I did it on my F15 X5, after some long distance driving, the powder by the edges of the tips melted and wrinkled by the exhaust heat.

So, now are the steps:

1. Take off the tips off the car by using rubber mallet. Hit it from inside going outward by the bottom corners evenly. Don't forget to hold the tip so it doesn't fall on the ground and get damaged.







2. Use sand paper to rough up the surface so the paint will stick better. I forgot the grits, I will update tomorrow.

3. Wipe down the tips down until there are no dirt or oil on it.

4. Lay it down and start spraying. 2 medium coats and 1 wet coat. 10 minutes wait in between coats and fully cured after 3-4 hours of the last coat. Just to be safe, I left it overnight.



5. After the paint fully cured, install the tips back by lining it up to the exhaust end pipes and tap it on each corner with your palm or fist. I don't use any tool for this since I don't want the paint to get chipped or dent the tips.

Here are the pictures when all done.







Note: I don't know how long it will last through car washes, but it should be no problem.

Good luck and have fun on this small project.
is there a grayish paint you could recommend to match the stock rear bumper? Looks pretty glossy as is but would you recommend a clear coat on top? Trying for a more black chrome or dark gun metal look if i can.
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Guys,

There are 2 options to get this done and this DIY is for the cheap option.

Before I start, let me explain on the expensive option.
If your car didn't come with the optional Gloss Black Exhaust Tip, you can buy the OEM Gloss Black Tips. At this time, the price is about $69/side.

Now, since I have done a lot for the F15/F16 X5/X6, I decided to get it done with this G30 5'er.

You can get this done by cheap $8 rattle can Hi-Temp paint by VHT (I used the VHT Roll Bar Paint) plus your time (about 3-4 hours to fully cured for 3 coats) or powder coat.
The reason I didn't do powder coat, first because it cost more money and when I did it on my F15 X5, after some long distance driving, the powder by the edges of the tips melted and wrinkled by the exhaust heat.

So, now are the steps:

1. Take off the tips off the car by using rubber mallet. Hit it from inside going outward by the bottom corners evenly. Don't forget to hold the tip so it doesn't fall on the ground and get damaged.







2. Use sand paper to rough up the surface so the paint will stick better. I forgot the grits, I will update tomorrow.

3. Wipe down the tips down until there are no dirt or oil on it.

4. Lay it down and start spraying. 2 medium coats and 1 wet coat. 10 minutes wait in between coats and fully cured after 3-4 hours of the last coat. Just to be safe, I left it overnight.



5. After the paint fully cured, install the tips back by lining it up to the exhaust end pipes and tap it on each corner with your palm or fist. I don't use any tool for this since I don't want the paint to get chipped or dent the tips.

Here are the pictures when all done.







Note: I don't know how long it will last through car washes, but it should be no problem.

Good luck and have fun on this small project.
is there a grayish paint you could recommend to match the stock rear bumper? Looks pretty glossy as is but would you recommend a clear coat on top? Trying for a more black chrome or dark gun metal look if i can.
I haven't find any.
I was thinking to do tinted clear or smoke, but can't find any high temp paint with that finish.
The only thing I can think off is cerakote.
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Do you think a high temp clear coat is necessary?
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Do you think a high temp clear coat is necessary?
I would say so, unless your commute is only 2-5 minutes everyday.
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You know what, they do exist.
I'll PM you the price in a bit.
you found OEM gloss black tips?
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I'll PM you the price in a bit.
you found OEM gloss black tips?
Yea. Do you want it?
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I'll PM you the price in a bit.
you found OEM gloss black tips?
Yea. Do you want it?
Please send info!
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this was a really easy a fun DIY. thanks for posting.
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Yea. Do you want it?
Could you PM the site if still available?
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Could you PM the site if still available?
I don't have it listed since it is easy enough to do.
If you want it, I can PM you the pricing of OEM tips in gloss black.
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This is a great post. Do NOT buy gloss black tips - there's no benefit. I've now done with with my last 750 and now with my current 540 - it's just too easy to do to spend the money on tips that are gloss black from BMW. and no, they do NOT peel off - just make sure you use hi temp grill (think BBQ) paint. I primed mine first with etching primer after using sandpaper on them. They've never peeled off.
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