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    Front black grill surround! Anyone done it?

    Hey I was thinking of spraying the chrome grille surround black along with the Audi rings on my black a3. has anyone done it and got pictures please?

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    i have the OEM black grill installed, gloss surround with matt grill! I know its not the same but might give you an idea:

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    Mattyboyc did a great job on his A4.
    Contact him and he will tell you what u need.
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    Is yours the twin or single grill?? I did some of the chrome on my twin grills to make it look a single grill.


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    twin grill, i was looking at black grill surround, as the cars black, thought id look good without the chrome, then maybe do the rings black or a dark grey, and see how it look,s just after some cheap subtle mods untill i can afford to start buying some rims etc

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    Know what you mean. I did the single grill look and sprayed over some of the Chrome. Easy to do and cheap, just used some Halfords satin black paint after rubbing it down abit but I also did between the grills on the bumper. Rings are easy to do, take them off, quick rub down and spray. After I did my proper conversion I did my rings black but tbh each time I looked at them they looked like they had been nicked! So mine are now anthracite to match my alloys and wing mirrors. Pics below may give you some ideas.

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    Ahh yeahh thats similar to what i was thinking of doing,
    the Anthracite rings with the black looks really smart actually, i like it. done a nice job.

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    Sarah get rid of that poxy splitter, totally ruins your front end, car that is :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Sarah get rid of that poxy splitter, totally ruins your front end, car that is :P
    lol I will I will, when Ive lowered it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Sarah get rid of that poxy splitter, totally ruins your front end, car that is :P
    Hey hey hey,i like mine but as Sarah says think mine might be a pain when i get my springs fitted


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    you mean like this i done mine a little while ago
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    i think you should get the middle bit wrapped like mine.
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    yeah ive thought about it but i like the look of it as it is im converting the front early next year so not doing anything else to it for now
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil76 View Post
    Hey hey hey,i like mine but as Sarah says think mine might be a pain when i get my springs fitted
    Yes but it ruins the nice lines of the S3 front, as yours is Sline then maybe looks better given its not as aggressive styled as such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Yes but it ruins the nice lines of the S3 front, as yours is Sline then maybe looks better given its not as aggressive styled as such.
    Sorry didnt read properly you were on about S3 bumpers,Hey man mines aggressive especially at 5 oclock and i want to get home from work


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    Yeh the S3s more aggressive looking from the S Line Nige but the splitter also adds aggression cos it lowers the lines further! It'll go soon enough lol


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    TBH sar me love, at any height the splitter looks **** on an S3 front, sorry but just IMHO.
    Last edited by NHN; 16th September 2010 at 21:33.

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    lol

    Go get some sleep!


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    I've given up on sleep, its tea, chocolate & diazepan, lol.

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    Nige , I am going to report you to the mods for bullying
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    Anyone know why the little Audi Sport icon on my tabs bar is a BMW badge ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Nige , I am going to report you to the mods for bullying
    Well you cant deny the ****ter, oops sorry, splitter, does look ****

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    Hey P, its water off a ducks back to me lol! I can take it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    you mean like this i done mine a little while ago
    paint the middle black and put some trim round like sarahs was


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah's A3 View Post
    Hey P, its water off a ducks back to me lol! I can take it!

    Hows Smelly doing?? You a happy bunny now???
    Would you believe they left a bottom wishbone bolt/bush loose ! No wonder i couldnt keep it in a straight line..lol Muppets. I got them to sort the orange peel out and they re polished the whole car and now its so shiny it looks a bit odd ! hopefully it will tone down a little. Looks like some boy racers detailed car...not my cup of tea at all.....lol
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    [QUOTE=Sarah's A3;1069334]its water off a ducks back to me lol! I can take it!QUOTE]

    You being dirty again woman

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    [QUOTE=NHN;1069529]
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah's A3 View Post
    its water off a ducks back to me lol! I can take it!QUOTE]

    You being dirty again woman
    Ok, you're more sounthern now I forgot lol! Nooooo not dirty, thats your mind....again haahaa to translate, the sarcasm just rolls over me, im unaffected!


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    COME again

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Would you believe they left a bottom wishbone bolt/bush loose ! No wonder i couldnt keep it in a straight line..lol Muppets. I got them to sort the orange peel out and they re polished the whole car and now its so shiny it looks a bit odd ! hopefully it will tone down a little. Looks like some boy racers detailed car...not my cup of tea at all.....lol
    Muppets indeed!

    lol, hey so you're a boy racer now P lol! It will tone down lol, least the peels gone, not nice on a car, even worse on thighs, anyway! lol
    Glad its all sorted, just keep filling her up...often.


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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Would you believe they left a bottom wishbone bolt/bush loose ! No wonder i couldnt keep it in a straight line..lol Muppets. I got them to sort the orange peel out and they re polished the whole car and now its so shiny it looks a bit odd ! hopefully it will tone down a little. Looks like some boy racers detailed car...not my cup of tea at all.....lol
    what retards lol, there's nothing wrong with a shiny enough car i love it when mine's gleaming thats prob why i polish it so often lol
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    cheers for pics and info

    Audi A3 Single Frame Front Grill in Black 8P 2005-2008 on eBay (end time 10-Oct-10 18:07:52 BST)

    this item will fit mine wont it ? im thinking of buying one with a few spare
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaneylad View Post
    cheers for pics and info

    Audi A3 Single Frame Front Grill in Black 8P 2005-2008 on eBay (end time 10-Oct-10 18:07:52 BST)

    this item will fit mine wont it ? im thinking of buying one with a few spare
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    in a word no because if yours is a twin grill like my car in the pics then you need a new bumper / bonnet as well they are both different on the single frame models
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