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Anyone? I imagine it would look good. Better than a black mesh grill IMO. Pictures?
 

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Re: Has anyone painted their stock grill black? (JZ)

By the way, I've got a e34 525i also. I was also wondering the same thing. <p>There is a picture of a grille halfway down the page (Cody's 850 Turbo) on this link that looks like is painted. I think it looks great.<p><A HREF="http://www.brickboard.com/GALLERY/index.htm?x=20&pix_type=&js_link=&sort=&model=850" TARGET="_blank">http://www.brickboard.com/GALLERY/index.htm?x=20&pix_type=&js_link=&sort=&model=850</a><p>sharif
 

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Re: Has anyone painted their stock grill black? (sharif)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>By the way, I've got a e34 525i also. I was also wondering the same thing. <p>There is a picture of a grille halfway down the page (Cody's 850 Turbo) on this link that looks like is painted. I think it looks great.<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p> <IMG SRC="http://pix2.brickboard.com/GALLERY/_images/1074.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Yeah that looks alright. I was thinking more of what would 100% black look like?<br>I'm going to be trading my 525i for the 850 this weekend. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> I will miss it. It's been my favorite car and I brought my daughter home from the hospital in it.<p>Does yours have the front end clunk?<BR><BR>
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Re: Has anyone painted their stock grill black? (JZ)

Yeah, my 525 had the front end clunk about a year ago. I replaced the control arms and upgraded the bushings to the ones from the 750il. That solved the problem. It's a great car, but I will be selling mine soon to make room for a 95 850 glt wagon that I'm buying from my dad.<p>sharif
 

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Re: Has anyone painted their stock grill black? (sharif)

I don't think making it all black looks all that great<p>I played around with photoshop before deciding to do what JZ did<p>completely black looks kinda like a big nostril to me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Has anyone painted their stock grill black? (JZ)

Actually,<p>I painted the vertical slats on my stock 850 grill a dark metallic gray, and then did the diagonal stripe edges, and the chrome rim in the same color as the body (metallic blue-green). I then clear-coated the entire thing. It's held up pretty well.<p><br>I'm not sure how to post a pic here, but if you;'d like to see it, send me an email & I'll send you a copy.
 

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Re: Has anyone painted their stock grill black? (MarkB)

I've done mine as the picture and tried (briefly) other options with the diagonal bar.<p>The picture is IMO the best option and the least "boy racer" in appearance.<p>The paint does chip off of course, but it can be touched up quite easily.<p>All we need now is IPD to do one with the chrome blasted off the vertical slats!
 
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