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Old 01-04-2011, 06:36 PM
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where did you get the eyelids ? do they have for e 53 ? thnx
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:39 PM
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Hey Don, don't you think you should make your own thread instead of piggybacking off someone elses while you go about bragging about all your obscenely overpriced Lumma parts that are taking months to get to you...oh wait, you did.
Agreed - concerning starting my own thread. So, post deleted.

Disagreed - "bragging" with no bragging in the post? "Overpriced" when Lumma is competitively priced with Hamaan, G-power, and Mansory? Dude, are you serious?

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Old 01-04-2011, 10:52 PM
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where did you get the eyelids ? do they have for e 53 ? thnx
Those are Lumma eyelids. To my knowledge, only Lumma make them (most eyelids that you see on the X5 and X6 come from Lumma). I seriously doubt that they have them for the E53.

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Old 01-05-2011, 03:30 PM
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where did you get the eyelids ? do they have for e 53 ? thnx
Sobi posted some eyelids that he found for the E35 pre-facelift X5 a few years back in two different styles...an eyelid only and then one that wrapped the entire headlight light those cheesy eBay chrome taillight covers. The plain eyelids looked ok, but I never researched them more.
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Those are Lumma eyelids. To my knowledge, only Lumma make them (most eyelids that you see on the X5 and X6 come from Lumma). I seriously doubt that they have them for the E53.

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That body kit isn't actually that bad, I like the openings on the front bumper but not liking the rear one that much. The only problem w/ that kit is that it needs side skirts to match.

Their taillight pricing is ridiculous though...that's like 2-3x as much as the exact some ones found on eBay.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:13 PM
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That body kit isn't actually that bad, I like the openings on the front bumper but not liking the rear one that much. The only problem w/ that kit is that it needs side skirts to match.

Their taillight pricing is ridiculous though...that's like 2-3x as much as the exact some ones found on eBay.
Looks OK from the front, but from the side, the front sticks way out ... like a dinosaur or sumthing (imo).

I agree about the side skirts.

Isn't ebay primarily for individual sellers though? Prices should be cheaper.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:16 PM
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That body kit isn't actually that bad, I like the openings on the front bumper but not liking the rear one that much. The only problem w/ that kit is that it needs side skirts to match.

Their taillight pricing is ridiculous though...that's like 2-3x as much as the exact some ones found on eBay.
go back to the page - click the picture - then click "Large Photo". That will take you to a page with about 3 otehr pictures. Check it out now. Doesn't the front bumper remind you of Shrek (an Ogre) with a large bottom jaw and protruding teeth? LOL Looks good from the front, but after that...not so sure.
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how did you painted gloss blk side gills ? and what about the rear light how you make them darker ?
IND-Distribution guys can do it for you. That's where some members got the gills done.
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how did you painted gloss blk side gills ? and what about the rear light how you make them darker ?
Do it yourself.

Wet sand: 2000
Dish washing liquid
NHT Nightshade (pepboys or maybe autozone)
A {{good}} clear coat spray
Rubbing alcohol

I taped the white strip, sanded the lens down (using dishwashing liquid and H2O), put 1 coat of nightshade, then a 2nd, then a 3rd. I lightly snaded that down the same way as I did the first sand, then I applied 4 coats of clear. Color is perfect, but the texture is not. So, I've decided to have the shop that will be doing all of my major mods (Doral Collision Center - Quality, Seamless Auto Body repair, who now owns Exclusive Motoring Gallery - Specializing in Custom wheels, rims and bodykits for your automobile.) salvage it and do it again ($480) because I'd rather have a stronger sheen on the clear coat that spray paint just cannot create. Everyone likes it, I just want it to be "perfect".

Point is - YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF. But my car is ultimately going to be a show car, so, I'll need better hands working on it.


MAJOR PROBLEM (well, kinda): my gaskets melted in the two center taillights (on hatch). When they melt, the filter becomes like TAR and it gets everywhere and is very, very hard to remove from the car and skin. And I'm no so trusting of GooGone (there is no mention of it being clear coat friendly). BNMW does not sell the gasket separate. So, I'll have to purchase those two ones anyway. I simply brought some bonding tape and created my own gasket for temporary measures. But it took a good 3-4 hours cleaning that crap up. So, be prepared...
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