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ledzepp41 04-14-2009 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by simoncpw
ledzepp41- I love the idea of tinting the windows, but unfortunately it's not legal here. At the moment I do like the OEM-like color AE, I might change it to white and smoke the lights when I get bored later :p:

weasel56- my photo-modding skill is not good enough to do glossy effect. But send me the high res of IMGP3769 and I can give it a try.

haha that is unfortunate. that would be so clutch.

Essam Khafagi 04-14-2009 03:24 PM

I like the silver handles more

simoncpw 04-14-2009 10:31 PM

rcapilli - they are 20x9.5" front, 20x10.5" back

To all, looks like the two-tone handles is the way to go. I'll leave the black stickers on and see how long they can last especially during the raining season. Getting the handles out is not going to be easy?!

Weasel 04-14-2009 10:56 PM

Actually getting the handles out is easier than you think sometimes.

Jedi Mind Trick 04-15-2009 12:28 AM

Beautiful! I personally have a silver X5 with red interior and I've been wanting to do the exact same things, and my only concern is that the red seats would clash into the silver/black theme especially with the black door handles.

Although I'm all in with re-painting the black trim since it's a bit pale. Is that matt black? And if you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost?

And I'm due for a headlights switch because my OEM ones are dying and I want an excuse to get new angel eyes headlights not just modify it and add AE rings, where'd you get yours?

Again, that's by far the best silver X5 I've seen here.

mtX5 04-15-2009 12:46 AM

i heard it is difficult to repaint the door handles. when i got hit and run they did not paint the door handles. i think he said it was because they come painted because they are plastic or something?? i don't know.. maybe someone can ellaborate.

Weasel 04-15-2009 01:07 AM

We send them out to get painted quite often... never seen an issue.

simoncpw 04-15-2009 09:49 AM

dsm2925- Nothing much really. Except keeping it clean. My car is cleaned on daily basis ;)

Jedi Mind Trick- Thanks man. Wow... red interior? Can you show me a photo as I've never seen one? We are lucky that our car is suppose to be neutral in "color" (Silver / Black), so it should not clash with any color as long as you keep it to one. And you are even luckier because the taillights are already in RED, so I think your red interior should not be any problem. It even gives you more reason to paint the caliper red and monochrome all the roundels as well; I never paint the black trims, but I have the luxury of having it cleaned every morning. I paid only US$300 to spray the rims and US$100 to spray the kidney frame and fog trims; And I got my headlights thru a friend who ordered for me from DEPO.

simoncpw 04-15-2009 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by weasel56
We send them out to get painted quite often... never seen an issue.

Hey weasel,

Looks like the price of the handle (#10) is not that bad (US$32 each). Cost of a good paint job will probably be about the same or more, and I don't have to take the car down for a couple of days.

1) taking the handles out easy? Just remove the door panels and unscrew the handles? Any airbag risks?
2) what does "prime-coated" mean? Matt Black? same look as the black trims on the bumpers?
3) I hate the keyhole and I never use it anyway. And since mine is a RHD, can I use the part #14 for LHD and replace part #09 for RHD?

Thanks man.

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Essam Khafagi 04-15-2009 10:04 AM

I have seen 4.6is
lemans blue/red
Imola red/red

They all looked amazing specially the red on red one

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