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      10-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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Painted Diffuser?

Has anyone with an AW M5 painted the OEM diffuser black? Was curious how it would look.
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      10-24-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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Has anyone with an AW M5 painted the OEM diffuser black? Was curious how it would look.
Modified for the Eisenmann Ovals, but you can get an idea. I personally think it looks very nice.



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      10-24-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Thanks - that does look nice. Ive noticed on some 7-series on the road they come with a black diffuser and it looks good.
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I think up close the painted diffuser looks good but from afar it plays more to the look of a 550 Sport. I have seen a few in person.

Im keeping my AW M5 diffuser white. I wish there was a center section with some more aggressive fins though??
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I agree that by painting it black you lose the visual contours of the diffuser. Mine will definitely stay white.
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Mmm...3D for me if I go that direction. May not though...if I get the Akra Evo w/CF tips
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      10-24-2012, 12:09 PM   #8
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I agree that by painting it black you lose the visual contours of the diffuser.
+1. That's why I am still debating about get a 3D diffuser or not even I already bought an Akra Evo with carbon fiber tips
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+1. That's why I am still debating about get a 3D diffuser or not even I already bought an Akra Evo with carbon fiber tips
Carbon on carbon is not such a bad thing



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Carbon on carbon is not such a bad thing
Well, Andrew, you have to convince me with a good deal, just like you did with the Akra Evo And I will definitely add carbon fiber spoiler if I go that direction, maybe a carbon fiber roof too
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Apologies but to me, black with black appears to "wash out" the details...
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Same car from afar

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I just did this to mine. My friends at Performance Technic ordered one for their 550 but ended up not installing it. I also changed exhaust tips to black.
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Don't do it. Than it'll look like a 550
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Don't do it. Than it'll look like a 550
Surprisingly I actually like it. When I take it out later I can snap a few pics.

Going to replace the spoiler next with something black or carbon.
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Surprisingly I actually like it. When I take it out later I can snap a few pics.

Going to replace the spoiler next with something black or carbon.

Yeah, I have already ordered mine. I think the 3d diffuser looks really good on the f10m5.
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Surprisingly I actually like it. When I take it out later I can snap a few pics.

Going to replace the spoiler next with something black or carbon.

Id appreciate some pics, thanks.

Closeup's and perspective shots if possible.
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I think the 3d diffuser looks really good on the f10m5.
My M5 will be Space Gray when I get it, who knows how many months from now, and I also think the 3D piece will look good. But, to test the look I'll paint my stock diffuser a matte black first and perhaps that might give me the look I want. It won't be as fancy and nicely shaped as the 3D unit, but it won't cost $1,900 either. Breaking up that large expanse of one color helps the back of the car I think. I don't know if the stock muffler tips can be replaced, but some dark, non-chrome tips would be what I'm looking for.
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Here's a quick picture of my diffuser and exhaust tips. I thought my shop took more. If I get more, I'll post.
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Here's a quick picture of my diffuser and exhaust tips. I thought my shop took more. If I get more, I'll post.
That looks really good, and I also like the black chrome tips. I'd like to see more if you do get them. I may rethink my matte black decision. I've never used the low gloss additive for the clear coat anyway, and would probably screw it up.
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this's a must imo
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Here's a comparision on the same car, got the pics from the F10 forum. I prefer the all white version.



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