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      01-24-2020, 10:35 PM   #1
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rear reflectors - paint match or black inserts

alpine white m3

i'm debating getting some type of insert for the rear reflectors. what option would you go with?


- paint matched insert



- honeycomb insert



- vent style insert



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      01-24-2020, 11:31 PM   #2
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alpine white m3

i'm debating getting some type of insert for the rear reflectors. what option would you go with?


- paint matched insert



- honeycomb insert



- vent style insert



more pics:
https://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1434044
https://ind-distribution.com/product...-reflector-set
https://ind-distribution.com/collect...-set-honeycomb
Personally I like the way the red looks. I'd just leave them or paint match.
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      01-25-2020, 12:03 AM   #3
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Why do people want to replace reflectors that were put on vehicles for safety reasons.
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the red in this case accents the tail lights; anything else will look off besides body color
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I just left my reflectors alone. Ive seen them paint-matched on white and decided they weren't for me. The honeycomb looks nice but not very noticeable.
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The car world needs fewer fake vents, not more.
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      01-26-2020, 08:18 PM   #7
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The car world needs fewer fake vents, not more.
assume you are implying the perfect number of fake vents is zero.

i don't think paint matched will work due to the body lines.
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The front orange reflectors need to be color matched but the rear red ones are best to leave alone imo.
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On the black sapphire it's easy. I just had my tint guy put really dark tint on it.
I can remove it if I need too , cost me next to nothing.
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What rear diffuser is that?
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What rear diffuser is that?
Just one from eBay.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-3-4-S...5/282752316855

But this is actually my second after I damaged the first. The fitment is satisfactory and the quality is pretty good. Certainly, for the money, you can't go wrong.
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Always paint match. Ive gotta extra set of YMB if anyone interested.
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I did the honeycomb on my F80 and I love them. Looks really good with the black diffuser and black ZCP badges. A lot of people hate on them being a "fake vent" but I don't look at it that way.

I have Fashion Grey and paint matching was way too hard. I ordered the paint matched front reflectors and they didn't match at all.
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Always paint match. Ive gotta extra set of YMB if anyone interested.
still kicking myself for not getting the YMB over alpine white.
next time..
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Did black on mine from IND love them
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