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    Anyone sprayed the grey rear bumper insert on an S3?

    Im getting a full respray at the end of the month and thinking of getting the grey bumper insert sprayed body colour. Anyone had it done? Got any pics?

    Cheers in advance
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    Warranty paintwork and full respray being done end of the month

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    I've only seen the front grey bits in the same colour and I dont think it looks very nice, the back bumper might be a different story though.
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    I wouldn't do it. It's what makes the S3 different en noticable from afar that's an S3.
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    Yes I have I've colour coded it Silver like my car and I really like it. Will post a pic tonight if you like... (The back bumper insert I'm talking about here)

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    I reckon if you spray it black it would look good.
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    Colour coded my rear bumper insert and side skirts, it looks sooooo much nicer and cleaner. DO IT haha.
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    Agree with Dani_B19 above. Ive colour my bumper insert and side skirts and it makes a nice change, especially as the grey can start to look tired.
    On a black car it looks good, dont know about other colours though.
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    i personally think it looks awful, unless their sprayed a colour other than body
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    Didn't someone on here re-do their one in matt grey?
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    I got mine sprayed black to match the car as it had gone all streaky and I couldn't find anything to clean it up with - looks much better.

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    I prefer it in the standard grey. Splits up the colour nicely on the S3 and makes it stand out from others. Do it and it'll look like a colour coded A3 lol
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    im not too keen on the idea...... if you treat the grey plastic like bodywork they come up brilliantly
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    I did it because mine were awful, they were marked to hell and discoloured like nowt right.
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    will have to look at yours then Dani when you come round - sweetheart
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    We talking about the car here? haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ_Troopa View Post
    I prefer it in the standard grey. Splits up the colour nicely on the S3 and makes it stand out from others. Do it and it'll look like a colour coded A3 lol
    yer i agree, although maybe the colour coding would work better on some colours and not so well on others ie i think my red would be too much without the grey bits splitting it all up, but on something like sandips car (blue, nogaro is it?) then maybe it would work?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    will have to look at yours then Dani when you come round - sweetheart
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    We talking about the car here? haha

    get a room you two!!

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    I wouldn't do this even if someone paid me Only works on a black S3, personally i agree with Tim, treat it like the rest of the bodywork and it comes up a treat!
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    really? i reckon it would look good mate

    although i reckon welly's attempt at a new front bumper looked good so maybe i just dont have a scooby doo? lol

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    Ha Ha! 'If' i was going to do anything i'd wrap it in carbon fibre look vinyl
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    Ha Ha! 'If' i was going to do anything i'd wrap it in carbon fibre look vinyl
    yep i agree, it looks like a BMW compact rear bumper coloured.... would be a totally pointless thing to do on the negaro, wouldnt do it on my dolphin either....jurys out on the black
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    i had mine painted but kept them grey very similar colour to std but with a shiny laqured efftect like normal paint work looks much better and not a massive change just a subtle improvement most would'nt notice at a glance you'd just notice it looks nice

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    i had it painted on my s3 bumper, i think it makes the back look much smoother!!

    definately thumbs up from me!


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    i think it needs to be blended in aswell rather than just sprayed, sandip nice idea about carbon wrap, again i think it would only suit certain colours, kev carbon would look mean on your yellow i reckon

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    Have u got a bigger pic m8?


    Quote Originally Posted by will.f_1.8t View Post
    i had it painted on my s3 bumper, i think it makes the back look much smoother!!

    definately thumbs up from me!

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    Forge 007 - 4 Bar FPR - PiperX panel filter - Milltek Exhaust - LCR Splitter - Private S3 Plate

    Just bought and awaiting fitting - Reiger front bumper & carbon splitter,
    Warranty paintwork and full respray being done end of the month

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    Ive photoshopped mine quickly to see what it would look like.....what do u think? Bear in mind im having a Reiger front bumper fitted too so the lines that match the front bumper dont need to be there

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    Revo Stage 2 - Koni FSD Suspension - RS8 19" Wheels - Facelift Headlights & Rears - Brembo drilled disks & Red Stuff pads
    Forge 007 - 4 Bar FPR - PiperX panel filter - Milltek Exhaust - LCR Splitter - Private S3 Plate

    Just bought and awaiting fitting - Reiger front bumper & carbon splitter,
    Warranty paintwork and full respray being done end of the month

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    Ha Ha! 'If' i was going to do anything i'd wrap it in carbon fibre look vinyl
    I agree, there is a black S3 in the A3/S3 pics thread with this done and it looks pretty good!


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    I think if you were to use the exact same paint it could be pulled of but there's a nogaro blue s3 on you tube and has the back painted black and it looks good.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QikviXOW8s
    Here's another example seen this on pistonhead's.
    http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/1509454.htm
    Last edited by MURRAYS444; 10th March 2010 at 10:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottm4 View Post
    I think if you were to use the exact same paint it could be pulled of but there's a nogaro blue s3 on you tube and has the back painted black and it looks good.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QikviXOW8s
    Here's another example seen this on pistonhead's.
    http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/1509454.htm
    I like the red one looks quite good. Not too sure about the blue and black tho.

    Carbon is a possibility as im getting a carbon front splitter but think it may look a bit chavvy?
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    Revo Stage 2 - Koni FSD Suspension - RS8 19" Wheels - Facelift Headlights & Rears - Brembo drilled disks & Red Stuff pads
    Forge 007 - 4 Bar FPR - PiperX panel filter - Milltek Exhaust - LCR Splitter - Private S3 Plate

    Just bought and awaiting fitting - Reiger front bumper & carbon splitter,
    Warranty paintwork and full respray being done end of the month

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz View Post
    I agree, there is a black S3 in the A3/S3 pics thread with this done and it looks pretty good!
    Its ok i found it here;





    Any idea if its just vinyl? How hard are these things to remove?
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    Ming Blue - Bose - Silver leather - Chrome mirrors - Cruise control

    Revo Stage 2 - Koni FSD Suspension - RS8 19" Wheels - Facelift Headlights & Rears - Brembo drilled disks & Red Stuff pads
    Forge 007 - 4 Bar FPR - PiperX panel filter - Milltek Exhaust - LCR Splitter - Private S3 Plate

    Just bought and awaiting fitting - Reiger front bumper & carbon splitter,
    Warranty paintwork and full respray being done end of the month

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    Carbon looks ok but to pull it off you would have to do the side skirts to and a splitter at the front!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottm4 View Post
    Carbon looks ok but to pull it off you would have to do the side skirts to and a splitter at the front!
    Ive got a carbon splitter coming. Not sure how the side skirts would look in carbon tho...
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    Forge 007 - 4 Bar FPR - PiperX panel filter - Milltek Exhaust - LCR Splitter - Private S3 Plate

    Just bought and awaiting fitting - Reiger front bumper & carbon splitter,
    Warranty paintwork and full respray being done end of the month

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    Yes I had mine colour coded as someone scuffed my rear insert anyway and I always fancied doing it. Not to everyones taste but I like it and prefer it to the grey... Please don't be overly critical about it though if you don't - I can accept not everyone will.


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    there was a nogaro blue s3 - boy from europe somewhere which was on here a while back, his had bit cut out it and bits meshed and painted black - actually looked quite good, car was very quick also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    Ha Ha! 'If' i was going to do anything i'd wrap it in carbon fibre look vinyl
    I like that idea actually, trying to visualise it on the yellow.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny87 View Post
    although i reckon welly's attempt at a new front bumper looked good so maybe i just dont have a scooby doo? lol
    Hmmmm. I thought it was different. But then I put it out to the masses and was slaughtered..... lol!!
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    I like this a lot on the silver dude, that looks very nice. Probably because you can still see the gap where it fits in. On a darker colour that would be harder to spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    I like this a lot on the silver dude, that looks very nice. Probably because you can still see the gap where it fits in. On a darker colour that would be harder to spot.
    Cheers Welly! I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out with my parking sensors also being part of the insert but it ended up looking ok. I very nearly left my parking sensors black... so glad I didn't!

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    Oops posted twice
    Last edited by djwillb; 10th March 2010 at 13:11.
    2001 Audi S3
    Ming Blue - Bose - Silver leather - Chrome mirrors - Cruise control

    Revo Stage 2 - Koni FSD Suspension - RS8 19" Wheels - Facelift Headlights & Rears - Brembo drilled disks & Red Stuff pads
    Forge 007 - 4 Bar FPR - PiperX panel filter - Milltek Exhaust - LCR Splitter - Private S3 Plate

    Just bought and awaiting fitting - Reiger front bumper & carbon splitter,
    Warranty paintwork and full respray being done end of the month

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post


    I like this a lot on the silver dude, that looks very nice. Probably because you can still see the gap where it fits in. On a darker colour that would be harder to spot.
    Looks great will defo colour code mine if i dont go for the carbon

    Is your rear lock strip standard mate? mines go a dip in it where the lock is.... was considering smoothing it out as well as my lock is nackered anyway
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    Ming Blue - Bose - Silver leather - Chrome mirrors - Cruise control

    Revo Stage 2 - Koni FSD Suspension - RS8 19" Wheels - Facelift Headlights & Rears - Brembo drilled disks & Red Stuff pads
    Forge 007 - 4 Bar FPR - PiperX panel filter - Milltek Exhaust - LCR Splitter - Private S3 Plate

    Just bought and awaiting fitting - Reiger front bumper & carbon splitter,
    Warranty paintwork and full respray being done end of the month

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    Quote Originally Posted by djwillb View Post
    Looks great will defo colour code mine if i dont go for the carbon

    Is your rear lock strip standard mate? mines go a dip in it where the lock is.... was considering smoothing it out as well as my lock is nackered anyway
    Cheers mate, was half expecting everyone to slate it after reading some comments above lol!

    Yes it is standard mate for a facelift. The reason yours had a dip in it is because yours must be a pre-facelift? Mines a facelift and the lock panels are different you see. You can't swap them about either (from facelift to pre) as my friend tried to, they have totally different connections and fittings. Sorry! (although how annoyed would you of been if you had tried to like my mate was!)

 

 
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