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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 04-25-2010, 07:18 PM   #301
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i was bored this morning and did mine in metallic black

i used plastikote metallic black


depo shroud painted (notice the newspaper korn concert tomorrow, cant wait)


covered up the car


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finished product


the paint dried up in 25mins under the sun. overall it took about 45mins to do both head lamps.
sorry if bad quality in pics, they were taken with nexus one.

i'll take pics at night to see visibility at night with the high beams and post them afterwards.
looks good, you just need some headlight covers .
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:10 AM   #302
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:20 PM   #303
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bump, someone give me some input here as once i paint im pretty much gonna have to stick with it.

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guys im getting ready to do this on my red sedan, and was wondering if you guys can help me pick what color to go with. Im thinking blue, yellow or red please let me know what you think would look good on a red sedan.

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Old 04-27-2010, 02:12 AM   #304
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red might be cool...but then again it might be too much red..be safe do black
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:00 AM   #305
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Black or yellow YAN if it was my car....... but it would be cool to see red!
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:16 AM   #306
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ill be doin the blacked out next week, but slightly different heres a teaser





Stay tuned for the results, this should be fun
Can't wait!
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:44 PM   #307
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this week or next week, just got all the parts yesterday
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:43 AM   #308
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Got mine done in yellar I did both the DRL and fog lights both with two coats...
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:32 AM   #309
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Did mine a while ago.............. might pull out the whole unit and change it.... not sure yet

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Old 05-09-2010, 04:52 PM   #310
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Did mine a while ago.............. might pull out the whole unit and change it.... not sure yet

badass pic, i did mine this last week, ill post up some pics tomorrow
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:16 AM   #311
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How about the foglamps?

I tried to wrap them into a yellow plastic foil,but they were too yellowish
Do you also paint them like the headlicht reflector bowls?
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:34 PM   #312
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How about the foglamps?

I tried to wrap them into a yellow plastic foil,but they were too yellowish
Do you also paint them like the headlicht reflector bowls?
You can use vinyl like I did mine.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:27 PM   #313
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some pics please?!
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:11 AM   #314
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finally got a couple pics of mine, i used vht night shades for a sort of "matte black chromyish" look . In person they look sick as fvck, some angles they look black and others they look shinny.

Before anyone says anything read my notes
NOTE 1: Yes i know i need to lower...however the roads here in MS are sh!t so thats not happening.
NOTE 2: Yes i know i need new rims...however im a broke college kid and those are out of my price range.
NOTE 3: No my corners aren't messed up, leds do crazy things when pictured by a camera.
NOTE 4: Yes i know i have a towel in my back window...leaky antenna, and i just washed the ride.

EDIT: I tried my high beam bowls today (when my headlights are off, bixenon is deactivated and my halogen bowls still work) and due to the nature of the vht and the somewhat shininess there is still pretty decent light output from the bowls.




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Old 05-12-2010, 07:33 AM   #315
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Wow, that looks really good. Great work!
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lol, looks good, but like I said, should have just used a gloss black paint instead of the vht nightshades
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:01 AM   #317
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anyone have pics of this done to a facelift coupe besides the yellow on like the 2nd page? particularly blacked out on a black car
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lol, looks good, but like I said, should have just used a gloss black paint instead of the vht nightshades
that would have defeated the whole purpose of using night shades . gloss black would have resulted in pure black, but with a clear coat. the night shades is just a tint, so the final result still contains the metallic shininess from certain angles, but it also has the affect of being black from other angles. Its hard to replicate the effect in pictures, you really just have to see em in person.
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that would have defeated the whole purpose of using night shades . gloss black would have resulted in pure black, but with a clear coat. the night shades is just a tint, so the final result still contains the metallic shininess from certain angles, but it also has the affect of being black from other angles. Its hard to replicate the effect in pictures, you really just have to see em in person.
Yea, It must be the pictures then. I understand the purpose of using nightshades to still maintain some of the metallic characteristics of the chrome housing, but from the pics, it looks like you have none of those characteristics. It just looks like a gloss black finish, which is exactly what happens when you put on too many coats of nightshades.
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