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      09-05-2014, 09:27 AM   #1
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Pic request - Color matched M-perfomrance front lip

I'm 50/50 on the M-perf lip for my MR car. Not sure if I dig the contrast of the black against my red. (Looks sporty but takes away from the lines).

Anyway, I do like how the lip looks...anyone got a picutre of the front lip fully color-matched to the car? Hopefully someone can post one in blue or red...

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Why don't you try to see if you can paint the lip part and leave the upper part matte black?
I think it would look nice.
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I struggled with this as well. You can google f30 M sport and find them in all ways. The problem I think with painting the bottom or the complete is rock chips since it is so close to the ground and depending on how careful of a driver you can have scrape marks too that will make it look like crap instantly.

For me the all painted look made it appear like a cheap ground effects kit in my opinion. Made the front look like a continuous wall which I thought opposite and took away the lines more than keeping it black. Doing only the bottom lip was my first preference but where I live we have winter and we have a ton of sand on the roads from winter so it would not be long before it looked like crap.
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I'm 50/50 on the M-perf lip for my MR car. Not sure if I dig the contrast of the black against my red. (Looks sporty but takes away from the lines).

Anyway, I do like how the lip looks...anyone got a picutre of the front lip fully color-matched to the car? Hopefully someone can post one in blue or red...

TIA
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Found something that may give me a similar look. Superboy1's ride


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I struggled with this as well. You can google f30 M sport and find them in all ways. The problem I think with painting the bottom or the complete is rock chips since it is so close to the ground and depending on how careful of a driver you can have scrape marks too that will make it look like crap instantly.

For me the all painted look made it appear like a cheap ground effects kit in my opinion. Made the front look like a continuous wall which I thought opposite and took away the lines more than keeping it black. Doing only the bottom lip was my first preference but where I live we have winter and we have a ton of sand on the roads from winter so it would not be long before it looked like crap.
I hate to admit but I was an Honda ricer dude in my teen years so the slammed with a body kit look is a little too familiar for me.

I may even keep my BMW stock height (M sport) so as to minimize this issue..but yes i am well aware of this problem. Once you bottom out on the lip, the urethane will stretch and the entire paint structure can start to crack off.
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I hate to admit but I was an Honda ricer dude in my teen years so the slammed with a body kit look is a little too familiar for me.

I may even keep my BMW stock height (M sport) so as to minimize this issue..but yes i am well aware of this problem. Once you bottom out on the lip, the urethane will stretch and the entire paint structure can start to crack off.
I have 02 acura rsx type s and still drive it sometimes.
Lowered on tein ss, and once had mugen bumper, brembo etc on it.
It was so low i scraped that thing once in a while no matter how hard i tried.
Sold the bumber and raised car a little bit. Now it is back to type r look form.
Anyways, just had same mind when you said you were once a Honda ricer lol
I still love late 90s to early 2000s honda. They are losing their spirit!
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Here's another Melbourne Red w/M Performance lip:
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=999521

I have a BSM, so upper part color matched, lower part matte black.
Will fit well with the side extension that I'm about to order.
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