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    Bumper scratch remedy

    My misses scratched the lower part of the bumper last night on an upturned pavement slab.

    I went to investigate and saw that she had cut a 3x1.5 inch scratch on the very far side of the bumper (black part)

    Can this be fixed or would I have to fill it in? Its not that noticable as the area is black, however under close inspection you can see it.

    Very annoyed as I recently bought the car (8L) and it was in pristine condition.

    Could anyone advise? Or does this mean I have to upgrade to an S3 bumper

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    The bottom part of the bumper... the black part is replaceable without changing the whole bumper. Give audi a call for a price... I have no idea how much it will be though. Or you could go for an aftermarket bottom piece to change the appearance

    Daz - Audi A3 - 18" rs4 alloys - Weitec ultra gt 30mm kit - pipercross panel filter - tints all round - facelight rear lights - clear side repeaters - german style plates - flip out dvd touchscreen hu

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    I have a complete (black part) bumper for the front of a prefacelift 8L that I was going to flog on e-bay...(I upgraded to a Vagparts mod). Normally I would let you have it, but after my Fiasco with the Audi dealers I need at least some, but not alot of cash, to keep the wife happy...PM if interested

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    Here is the link if you plan to upgrade..I am happy with it!

    http://www.vagparts.com/pages/A3lights.htm

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    And the moral of the story is.... don't let your missus drive your car :D

    Seriously though I do have symapthy. If it's the plastic (non-painted paint that damaged, you only really have 2 options:
    1) repair and try to spray close to plastic colour
    2) replace it

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    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Have to have a think about just plain swopping it or fixing it.

    How hard would it be to fix such a small dent? Because its black it is hard to notice.

    But ideally I want to colour co ordinate my car so its seamless.

    Because the image of the link shows a debadged A3 its hard to visualise it.

    Will give you a shout regarding prices for the part

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    Having said about just replacing the plastic part.

    What would be the cost of a replacement bumper, possbily an S3 one?

    Although it would look weird with a front S3 bumper and regular A3 rear bumper.

    Dependant on price I may invet in these for april Due a big pay rise hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clach
    Here is the link if you plan to upgrade..I am happy with it!

    http://www.vagparts.com/pages/A3lights.htm
    Hav you got any pics of your car with this on and how did you go about doing the switch?

    Daz - Audi A3 - 18" rs4 alloys - Weitec ultra gt 30mm kit - pipercross panel filter - tints all round - facelight rear lights - clear side repeaters - german style plates - flip out dvd touchscreen hu

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    I will take pics soon, paid my local garage to do the wiring...fitting is easy!

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    Here you go, just took a quick pic to give you an idea...

    http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...3/IMG_7643.jpg

 

 

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