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    Front Bumper insert painted black (pics)

    Just had my bumper insert painted black , what do you think.... i think it brings the look of the bumper out better and gets rid of the horrible grey colour,,,side skirts and rear insert to come...

    By d121m at 2010-11-16

    By d121m at 2010-11-16
    Last edited by s3dave; 16th November 2010 at 23:47.

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    Looks cool, nice and OEM
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    I like it, looks good mate, but certainly paint the IC piping etc so its invisible, as it ruins the effect imho.

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    I, looks good. what colour did you get it sprayed gloss black?
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    I like it, looks a lot fresher than the grey, what paint did you use for it and did you lacquer it aswell??

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    looks good Dave, spray the ic pipes

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    Cheers, 3x plastic primer, 3x satin black, with 2x lacquer

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    looks good mate! beats having to get the bumper shine stuff out every few days lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA3 View Post
    looks good mate! beats having to get the bumper shine stuff out every few days lol
    yeah thats what i did it for, they look streaky when not so clean

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    Looks quality mate!! I would say ditch the quattro badge and the bulky plate surround... Oh and keep the cooler pipes silver!! Stands out really well!

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    Yeah but do you really want the pipes sticking out, kinda makes it look boy racer seeing your uprated piping in blue & silver as such & I agree, remove badge & surround, minimalistic.

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    Or, if your as anal as me, get the front bumper off and polish the intercooler for better effect

    I think the polished bright silver on the dark black looks good. Its only boy racer when you start taking the grills out and cutting bumpers to 'show them off' ...if there indirectly shown off behind the grills i think it looks more aggressive! Plus youve probably paid a fortune for it to be there, you may aswell get your monies worth

    Ive also just had a thought.... taking the fogs out and painting the mirror surround so there black too? Might try it on mine... something different like the black zenon mod! Suppose it depends if you actually use them or not....

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    yeh i also like the pipes just showing. not sticking out like most look nicely hidden but still teasing. looks spot on already i think

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    I like it Dave but think it would look better just satin finish like the grill (either that or my eye sight is going! Lol)
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    It is supposed to be satin but it was heated up to quicken the process, and may have accumulated the shinier satin

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    Any plans on doing the rear bumper insert aswell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wibble111 View Post
    Any plans on doing the rear bumper insert aswell?
    Yes im doing the rear insert and the side skirts.

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    looks cool. i considered this along with the side skirts, but with my car being a dark coulour i dont think it would work as good as on your silver car. i think they should contrast, so mine are staying grey. or i might spray the satin grey to freshen it up

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    Looks sweet mate! Def something i will get round to doing as mine look faded.
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    Looks good Dave, nice and OEM looking.

    Have you tinted your headlights too, if so what with, in the 2nd pic it looks as though they have a pair of tights over them LOL??

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    What's the score with your lights Dave?
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    I dont understand the "boy racer" comments,
    The term like "chav" is thrown about far too freely.
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    Looks good. Put up some more pics when you've done the door fins.

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    The lights have a fine gloss pvc like mesh called flyeyes...look a lot better in the flesh and protects them too
    Will post pics the rest of the car when it gets done

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    Dave, where did you get these flyeyes from??

    I initially thought it was Lamin X, but after seeing the mesh and explanation, was thinking otherwise.

    Sorry to go off topic, but does it affect your light at all??

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    exactly what i want to do to mine.. and i want to dechrome the grill surround.. the only thing im worried about is stone chips when its that low taking a beating if i only use rattle cans..dunno if it would be worth having it professionally sprayed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nilz18t View Post
    Dave, where did you get these flyeyes from??

    I initially thought it was Lamin X, but after seeing the mesh and explanation, was thinking otherwise.

    Sorry to go off topic, but does it affect your light at all??
    Does not affect the light 1 bit, MOT legal... Fly Eyes Kit

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    Liking the black inserts looks very nice may have to do mine
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