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    i think C looks smart
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    thanks for answering, am hoping to get a few respond to this, despite the fact I think I know what looks good, am hoping to get the thoughts of others.
     
     

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    Which do you like then mate?
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    I would def have it the same as pic C if it was me... not a fan of changing the grill cos i like the chrome but i def think if i had a black BM i would have a black grill.. its probably one of the only colours i would do it on tho.
     
     

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    Am leaning towards B, but this is mainly so i can see how it turns out. I can always turn it to C later if I decide all black is better
     
     

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    Decision made and job done. I decided on a Satin (not gloss) black surround to the grille with matte vertical fins. I am happy with the results, I think it looks a lot more sympathetic to the colour scheme than the shiny silver ever did. I was going to just post the one picture, but as somebody had asked for pics of a black grilled M sport, I am putting a few up (as well as showing off my own handywork).





    Last edited by Diablo944; 12-04-2009 at 03:19. Reason: tweaks to text
    2002 325 Compact Sport ti M-Tec---- A little thanks goes a long way
     
     

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    nice wheels
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    sorry pal, just an objective opinion but c looks like the front of an MG, STICK WITH B! OR EVEN A.
     
     

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    Typical vauxhall fan, ignore the mock up images and requests for ideas, then have an opinion once it is finally done. The compact front end looks better to me in black than it ever did in silver and thats all that really matters. There are a couple of Rover models out there that have a grille and headlight combination that is similar (yet totally different) to the compact. Using the MG analogy I would rather it was mistaken for an MG than one of them.

    So what of the rest of the forum? Does it look better in black or is it a heinous crime against BMW aesthetics.

    Maybe I should change it back to silver. NOT!

    Hang on a second, I just thought about it a bit more. It's a BMW!. I looked at it again as I went out earlier and it is definitely a BMW. Nice straight six under the bonnet, rear wheel drive? yep BMW all the way. It is still a BMW from a distance as well. So for those who think it looks like another car? tough. It's staying black. That said, here is an MG pic showing their colour coded grilles for comparison. I have to say, mine isn't colour coded, and no attempt to blend it was aimed for, the satin and matte are nothing like the silver fleck black of the car. The grille stands out more in the flesh than in images.
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    Looks really nice mate
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