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      02-12-2015, 05:47 PM   #1
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Black Kidney grill recommendations

I just ordered my estoril blue 2015 gt. I was saddened to hear bmw does not offer a black grill for the gt. I am looking for recommendations from the community. I want to find the nicest aftermarket black grill possible. Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
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      02-13-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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Yeah, its a bummer we don't have them available. but you can wrap yours. I did mine and turned out great.


http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=986632

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=979993
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      02-13-2015, 12:06 PM   #3
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Fascinating! Black is the standard colour in Europe......
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      02-13-2015, 02:29 PM   #4
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Fascinating! Black is the standard colour in Europe......
Here also. They're referring to the grille frame, not the grille. I like the chrome frame, and would prefer a chrome grille also.
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      02-14-2015, 10:30 AM   #5
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I was told by my local BMW dealer that they would have OEM black grill for the gt soon ie summer of 2015
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      02-20-2015, 12:24 AM   #6
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Yeah, its a bummer we don't have them available. but you can wrap yours. I did mine and turned out great.


http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=986632

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=979993
I did one of mine tonight and its not sticking right. keeps lifting up and rippling. Think I stretched it too much. Either that or the air release vinyl can't stick to the chrome.
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      02-24-2015, 11:01 AM   #7
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I did one of mine tonight and its not sticking right. keeps lifting up and rippling. Think I stretched it too much. Either that or the air release vinyl can't stick to the chrome.
Mike, make sure you buy the good stuff. get the 3M. wrap from a local shop
It happened to me too when I helped a friend wrap his and bought "3M" from ebay and it ended up being a knockoff.
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Old thread but for further ref... got mine from autotecknic
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I sprayed mine with plasti dip, looks awesome!
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      08-30-2019, 02:54 AM   #10
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My Black grill from China.
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      08-30-2019, 08:07 AM   #11
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I'm not into the Panzerkampfwagen look. I went in the other direction with my grille:



In no small part my decision was based on the numerous threads about stone damage to radiators and AC coils.
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      08-30-2019, 09:10 AM   #12
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I'm not into the Panzerkampfwagen look. I went in the other direction with my grille:



In no small part my decision was based on the numerous threads about stone damage to radiators and AC coils.
thats nice and different, any more pictures? Would like to see it from a little further back if possible
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      08-30-2019, 11:19 AM   #13
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This was taken before I added the grille to the AC coils opening.

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      08-30-2019, 02:22 PM   #14
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Really like it. Kind of futuristic gives it an almost electric car look.
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      08-30-2019, 02:39 PM   #15
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I was actually modeling it after Bentley, with a smaller mesh for better protection.
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