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Old 01-01-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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Chrome Grille

hmmm???

LEFT side: one style.. RIGHT side: another style.
Kidneys now have mesh backing










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Old 01-01-2008, 07:12 PM   #2
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i call BLING BLING

of either, id have to pick the passenger side. to be honest, im not a huge fan, but whatever you like.

the kidneys are seriously drooping - is that just because you have no clips on it?

how did you do it, though? chrome tape?
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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thanks...ya everything is just placed in nothing screwin.. I just used some chromemolding accents.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:34 PM   #4
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Not really feeling it, a little too much bling for me also. Mines all blacked out (grille and kidneys) nice and stealthy heheh....
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:06 PM   #5
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don't do it man. its not soo pretty on the E30
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:25 PM   #6
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im not into the bling. but if i had to choose id got with the passenger side............has anyone ever used black electrical tape to black out the chrome trim around the door? i heard it works very well and looks very good as long as theres no kinks (obviously)
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:28 PM   #7
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Say no to cheap chrome.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:29 PM   #8
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in what way does it look "cheap"??? its qualty trim
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:51 PM   #9
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in what way does it look "cheap"??? its qualty trim
There is a fine line between classy and cheap chrome, that "look" leans towards the ladder.
You could remake the grills out of metal and dip them in chrome, but the "look" will always be cheap/un-tastefull/tacky.

But looks are subjective, if you like it thats all that matters.

Why not add some chrome fender flares to complete the look?


EDIT: Chrome Tape ≠ "Quality"
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:06 PM   #10
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who has money to do that..

if you see it in person youd have a hard time telling besides the fact you would know it didnt come with it.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:07 PM   #11
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and most to all chrome on cars from the 70s to now is aluminum on grills not "real Chrome"
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:10 PM   #12
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and most to all chrome on cars from the 70s to now is aluminum on grills not "real Chrome"
I think your missing the point i was trying to make.

It doesn't matter if it was real chrome plated metal or chrome tape.

The look of chrome like that does not look nice to me. It leans more towards the cheap/tacky/un-tasteful side. (Althou not completely there, but its close, i've seen worst)

But as long as you like it thats all that matters.
Looks are subjective, depending on your tastes, if you like it iqnore others that don't.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:52 PM   #13
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Chrome grille = yucky!!!
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:03 AM   #14
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i just want to make sure people dont like it cause they dont like it.. not because "its an E30"
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:15 AM   #15
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Its just not my cup of tea. But if it works for you thats all that matters
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