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      08-21-2019, 02:14 PM   #1
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Before and After - little upgrades

Vinyled the roof, black trunk lip, 20% tints, black grilles.

Waiting on my black mirror caps to come in. Just don't know what is the proper way to swap it. Tips would be appreciated!
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      08-22-2019, 07:49 PM   #2
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      08-31-2019, 08:18 PM   #3
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sorry they didn't load. here are the pics BEFORE
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      08-31-2019, 08:26 PM   #5
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Tints / Vinyl roof - $450 (local shop NJ)

OEM black kidney grilles - $174
https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-G30-53...r/Body/Grille/

mirrors caps - $80
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Painted-Glo...72.m2749.l2649

black lip $54 -
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gloss-Black...72.m2749.l2649
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looks great! black accents on a white BMW always look fantastic.
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      09-04-2019, 01:55 PM   #8
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Did you remove the model numbers from the rear, or can the car be ordered that way? By the way, looks great! Love Alpine White, what color interior did you go with?
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The black and white combo is always a great look. White color matched front reflectors from IND would clean up the front end very well. IMO
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Did you remove the model numbers from the rear, or can the car be ordered that way? By the way, looks great! Love Alpine White, what color interior did you go with?
I am sure he removed the rear badges. I did as well, I do that with all of my cars - simple use of floss gets them off. you can use a heat gun first to loosen up the glue/tape but don't hold the gun too close or for too long on one area. I didn't both with the heat gun, didn't need it. After you get the badges off, whatever tape remains can be removed by rolling your finger, not the nail, over it, it'll roll off. finish up with Goo Gone - doens't harm the finish at all, at least not for me
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I am sure he removed the rear badges. I did as well, I do that with all of my cars - simple use of floss gets them off. you can use a heat gun first to loosen up the glue/tape but don't hold the gun too close or for too long on one area. I didn't both with the heat gun, didn't need it. After you get the badges off, whatever tape remains can be removed by rolling your finger, not the nail, over it, it'll roll off. finish up with Goo Gone - doens't harm the finish at all, at least not for me
yup. that's exactly what i did. but i didn't use a heat gun..just my wife's blow dryer on the heat setting and dental floss. I also use Goo Gone to get the residue off. very easy process.
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Did you remove the model numbers from the rear, or can the car be ordered that way? By the way, looks great! Love Alpine White, what color interior did you go with?
i have the black interior. and thank you! took the badges off the second I got home from the dealer.
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took the badges off the second I got home from the dealer.
Removing badges is the way to go. Butt naked looks so much cleaner.

With manufacturers badges, dealer badges, and dealer license plate frames you look like a rolling billboard!
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Anyone know where I can find the finisher above the fog light in gloss black? I see them only in carbon fiber
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