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post #1 of 27 Old 07-29-2014, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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Change color of Side air vents?

My boomerang air vent is black on black so can't see the vent. On white cars, the vent is black.

Any ideas to change the color so the vent is visible?
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post #2 of 27 Old 07-29-2014, 04:59 PM
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Seems like there should be a way to do this. I wouldn't try doing anything unless you can figure out a way to get the vent off the car. That way you can paint it easily without getting the rest of the car. If you have to leave it on the car, then I wouldn't risk trying to change the color.
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post #3 of 27 Old 07-29-2014, 10:11 PM
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I've seen black carbon fiber "boomerangs" for sale on eBay. If you really want to make a statement you could find a shop which offers carbon fiber wrapping and select a unique color (like gray or white) for the "pop" that you're seeking. I've got a white 435 M-Sport vert and the black contrast is nice. Now go make it happen and post a pic or two for us...
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So far in the East Bay California I rarely have seen any 4 series BMW's out there but when I finally saw a black on black one yesterday, the vent was hard to see!


The white with black stands out!
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I would use a wrap like they do to make the roof black. Its a 3M film that is precisely adhered to the portion where you want a color change. It is quick, does not harm the finish of the car and is inexpensive. It depends on the secondary undertones of your vehicle. If you have a black 4 and have red seats or red and black colored roundels.....I would change my air vent to red.


If I have a black 4 and chrome rims and chrome trimmings I would consider changing my air vents to chrome. Or throw in some angry yellow with black on black..... 3M wrap comes in almost every color from camouflage to chrome. Hope this helps
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not a fan of your wheels, i would rather stay stock than to have those.
but that's just my opinion, to each their own.



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post #7 of 27 Old 08-08-2014, 02:17 PM
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you could always just go white for a flipped contrast look...
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you could do that.
but i'm not a fan of that look.
if it was up to me i would go with a polished finish.



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post #9 of 27 Old 08-31-2014, 05:23 PM
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I like the chrome idea... It's a little retro on a very modern style but it just might work. Can anyone photo shop that to see what the result may look like?

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I would use a wrap like they do to make the roof black. Its a 3M film that is precisely adhered to the portion where you want a color change. It is quick, does not harm the finish of the car and is inexpensive. It depends on the secondary undertones of your vehicle. If you have a black 4 and have red seats or red and black colored roundels.....I would change my air vent to red.


If I have a black 4 and chrome rims and chrome trimmings I would consider changing my air vents to chrome. Or throw in some angry yellow with black on black..... 3M wrap comes in almost every color from camouflage to chrome. Hope this helps
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I would use a wrap like they do to make the roof black. Its a 3M film that is precisely adhered to the portion where you want a color change. It is quick, does not harm the finish of the car and is inexpensive. It depends on the secondary undertones of your vehicle. If you have a black 4 and have red seats or red and black colored roundels.....I would change my air vent to red.


If I have a black 4 and chrome rims and chrome trimmings I would consider changing my air vents to chrome. Or throw in some angry yellow with black on black..... 3M wrap comes in almost every color from camouflage to chrome. Hope this helps


I have seen an ebay seller sell chrome side vents for $99 a pair and I have seen an ebay seller sell carbon fiber side vents (not real carbon fiber only carbon overlay) for $198 for pair.


I believe that luxury line F32 comes with chrome side vents. but then again I am not sure. correct me if I am wrong.
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