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    Recommending: Gloss Black Kidney Grilles

    Not 100% sure if this is the right place to recommend a part, but I purchased these kidney grilles a couple of weeks ago because both of the originals broke (and were strongly duct-taped). So far I love how they look. They snapped right in, the only modification I had to do was to cut out a notch so that the hood latch can fully extend. This took a little bit of work with the Dremel but I got it... would have been easier if I had done it before installing them, but I didn't expect the problem and I was afraid to pull them back out. Anyways, 2 weeks in and I like them so far, especially for $37.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Thanks for the review!

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    nice. that's what I wanted was gloss black instead of matte black.
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    With the OEM ones NLA I sure people are looking for alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oltorf View Post
    nice. that's what I wanted was gloss black instead of matte black.
    I agree. Unfortunately now it makes me want to change all the trim pieces haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeefan View Post
    I agree. Unfortunately now it makes me want to change all the trim pieces haha.


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    They do look sweet, and I would love to replace mine to match the glossy window trim, but I have the matte black equivalents and, while they had the same latch interference issue, they have proven remarkably easy to recondition with emery cloth. Is the glossy finish achieved via high polish or paint?
    Last edited by Reasoned1; 11-22-2017 at 02:38 AM.

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    now get red/black bmw emblem

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    With the OEM ones NLA I sure people are looking for alternatives.

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    ECS tuning still has the right one for coupes: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...t/51132158538/
    and the left one for sedans: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...t/51132158543/

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    Ended up getting this one. I will try it out once the car's back from the shop and give my review:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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