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      11-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Chrome to Black Exhaust Tips

Picked up my new X5 and the mods have started... Not a fan of the chrome tips and two dealers told me they were welded on. They're NOT welded. There are 4 press fit clips on the inside of the tip that secure it to the exhaust pipe coming off the muffler. Grab the tip and twist while you're pulling it off.

Rather than dealing with the hassle of powder coating, I thought I would try painting them myself since I wanted it done today and if I messed up I could always have them powder coated later.

I sanded them with a power sander with three different grits. Sprayed with self etching primer 2 coats and baked in the oven between each for 15min. Then sprayed with gloss black engine enamel and baked in the oven between coats.

Just put them on the car and I think they look great. The black looks much better with the mods I have coming (black wheels, black trim getting painted AW, etc).
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      11-25-2012, 07:28 AM   #2
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Looking good!
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      11-25-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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Nice work.
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      11-25-2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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Nice work.
Thanks guys!
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      11-26-2012, 09:08 AM   #5
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Great job!
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      11-28-2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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Want to do mine???
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      11-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #7
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I like it man, looks good! Mine were chrome but now are just black from sut and exhaust lol
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      11-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #8
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Good job, that looks mighty sweet!
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Good job, that looks mighty sweet!
Looks even better now that I added the Gloss Black X5 emblem!
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Looks even better now that I added the Gloss Black X5 emblem!
Can't wait to see your car after you complete all the mods planned!
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      12-25-2012, 03:22 AM   #11
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Look GREAT!!! Do they sell them black?
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      12-28-2012, 04:05 PM   #12
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I think one member bought some and had them powder coated and is selling on eBay. Too easy not to do yourself!
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Is it fine to drive without the tips on if removed? thanks
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There will be no difference.
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Ok, thank you.
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Re

Just came across this cool Black Chrome paint kit from Duplicolor, and I was wondering if anyone ever used this stuff on their exhaust pipes
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Here's my contribution, powder coated...

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i will deffiniately try to it this weekend
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