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      05-02-2017, 10:38 PM   #1
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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.
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Dude thanks so much for the DIY. I'll be doing this option since it's so easy. I didn't realize the tips came off so easily. Thanks again!
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Dude thanks so much for the DIY. I'll be doing this option since it's so easy. I didn't realize the tips came off so easily. Thanks again!
Anytime.
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      05-03-2017, 02:24 AM   #4
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That's very nice of you that you share all these details and illustrate with the pictures
You're Edd China of the Forums
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      05-03-2017, 03:11 AM   #5
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wow, never knew it was that easy. By the way, are you planning to smoke the tail lights? I tried photoshopping the effect with my crappy skills but it does not look good haha.
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Very nice!
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wow, never knew it was that easy. By the way, are you planning to smoke the tail lights? I tried photoshopping the effect with my crappy skills but it does not look good haha.
I don't plan to smoke the taillight as of now.
I always like the contrast of Red/Black on White car.
I'll consider it when I am getting the window tint done.
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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.
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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.
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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.
I didn't know you could get black tips for the m sport tips.
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I didn't know you could get black tips for the m sport tips.
Yea, I believe I saw it at some dealership here but doesn't have much of other option. So I ended up getting the one without black tip or black kidney grill but have more options.
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Cerakote......
Cost more than $8 paint and 30 minutes of your time.
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Cerakote......
Cost more than $8 paint and 30 minutes of your time.
Will last a whole lot longer....
I'm a certified cerakote applicator if anyone is interested
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Cerakote......
Cost more than $8 paint and 30 minutes of your time.
Will last a whole lot longer....
I'm a certified cerakote applicator if anyone is interested
How much will it cost to get it done?
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Cost more than $8 paint and 30 minutes of your time.
Will last a whole lot longer....
I'm a certified cerakote applicator if anyone is interested
How much will it cost to get it done?
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First, thanks for taking the time to document this!

Second, any chance you could toss the images up on imgur or something that isn't photobucket? Right now they're all throttled so I can't see them.
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First, thanks for taking the time to document this!

Second, any chance you could toss the images up on imgur or something that isn't photobucket? Right now they're all throttled so I can't see them.
Fixed.
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good job.
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is it the same process for a f16
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is it the same process for a f16
F16 X6?
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