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    Help: Audi Black Logos, Removal (Front/Back)

    So I received my black rings in the mail today and I'm wondering how do I remove the front emblem? Do I need to remove the front bumper?

    As for the back, I think I'll get some dental floss and a hair dryer to remove it.

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    Nice! Where did you buy the black ones from? Link?

    Removing the rear one is easy. I used fishing wire to pull the boot badges off, then thinners to clean the sticky foam off.
    Removing the front one is hard enough with the grill off - about ten press fit clips to prise open, then it pops out. I'd say you'd risk damaging the grill if you attack it on the car. But I'm sure someone has a technique for doing it...
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    Can someone chime in some info for the front emblems? Guess it seems like I'll be removing my front bumpers?
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    Thanks for the link.

    Re. front rings, probably going to be quicker with the bumper off unless you can loosen the top grille bolts and get a screwdriver down the gap to prise off the clips?
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    Ok well as far as i gather it goes like this, you can remove the top section of the bumper and pull it forward and if you have strong hands pop out the existing rings, THERE IS A BIG CHANCE OF BREAKING THE GRILL!

    General concuss is that the 20 min's worth of front bumper removal is a far better option so thats what i would advise.

    Rear is as you say, heat it up, wriggle it and it should come off, dental floss will help but should not be needed so much if you heat it well. make sure you have some good pressure on the removed one for a good while after.

    Oh and please let me know how the back ones stick as i have some here ready to go on when i have time, was pondering if i should get some 3M emblem Adhesive but will wait and see how yours stick first if thats ok.

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    Didnt even loosen the grill or remove the bumper. Used a tiny thin screwdriver and nails and did it from the front very carefully. Could have been easier for me as mine had already been off the car! Not saying this will work for others and may break, but I was lucky.


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    Thanks everyone. I will try the steps suggested and figure it out from there. I might do a DIY so it'll help others aswell in the future. Stay tuned.
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    Okay I'm back so I tried removing the top section of the bumper but there's no way I could get it off without probably removing some hidden screws to the bumper. Simply, I can't remove it.

    So it was option #2 with Sarah's Suggestion and it was about 5 minute job for the front! The rear took quite awhile (Hair Drying, Floss, Polish/Wax, etc). Here's the results:







    The OEM Rings:


    I need a good carwash but the weather's not very promising lately.
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    Is that a black numberplate at the back? Don't let the police see you.....
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    I live in Brunei mate. It's mandatory to have black plates,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratts View Post
    Is that a black numberplate at the back? Don't let the police see you.....
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    That'll teach me to try and be clever.
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    Nice job, but to me, it looks like the rear rings are not centralised with the number plate

    Must be an optical illusion surely ?


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    Hey looking good, glad my suggestion helped and saved time!


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    The rear one seems align with the rear wiper though, must say, did you not like the look when there was no badge on the rear? As I think it would look awesome on a black car

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    So the adhesive on the supplied ones worked a treat?

    Looks cool!

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    Ok so i need a long thin screwdriver and Sarah!

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    lol, well it worked and got his rings off pretty fast too! lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratts View Post
    That'll teach me to try and be clever.
    Lol No worries.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike foster View Post
    Nice job, but to me, it looks like the rear rings are not centralised with the number plate

    Must be an optical illusion surely ?

    I think it's optical illusion cause despite getting the OEM Rings off, there's a little mark left by the old adhesive so I used that to align the black rings perfectly.

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    Hey looking good, glad my suggestion helped and saved time!
    Yeap, but it was rather quite tricky really not to damage the grille.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    The rear one seems align with the rear wiper though, must say, did you not like the look when there was no badge on the rear? As I think it would look awesome on a black car

    Danny.
    I did took a beat looking without the badge, but I bought the black rings for a reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richy_C View Post
    So the adhesive on the supplied ones worked a treat?

    Looks cool!
    Not quite sure how long they'll last but they seem quite sticky!


    Thanks everyone for the comments. Glad everyone's liking it (or not too), lol.
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    looks top mate ive done mine in gloss black front and rear but am thinking of getting matte rings
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    The rear one seems align with the rear wiper though, must say,
    I agree. Looks fine to me fella. !!

    Sarah, that is pretty impressive skills to get the Front badge off like that . Misspent youth ? LMFAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    I agree. Looks fine to me fella. !!

    Sarah, that is pretty impressive skills to get the Front badge off like that . Misspent youth ? LMFAO
    lmfao @ scott
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    haa haa noooo, I like to tinker! Why make things harder if there is an easier way! lol


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    hahaha !!
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    this has decided it for me... black rings ftw..
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    Post some pics if you do! Would love to see how it would look like on the S3 grilles.
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    Heres my black ones on the S3 grill before I changed them to match my alloys and mirrors as tbh it looked like they had been pinched in black lol



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    Quote Originally Posted by xnox202 View Post
    Post some pics if you do! Would love to see how it would look like on the S3 grilles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah's A3 View Post
    Heres my black ones on the S3 grill before I changed them to match my alloys and mirrors as tbh it looked like they had been pinched in black lol

    Looks really nice!
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    Grr if it wasn't raining id go do mine...

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    im thinking of doing my front badge in a different colour the back one looks great against the red paint but the front one isnt doing it for me on my car it just looks as if its not there
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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    im thinking of doing my front badge in a different colour the back one looks great against the red paint but the front one isnt doing it for me on my car it just looks as if its not there
    Thats why I did mine Anthracite in the end Fran, looked like it wasnt there!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah's A3 View Post
    Thats why I did mine Anthracite in the end Fran, looked like it wasnt there!
    yeah i agree sarah lol yours do look much better now any sugestions for my fronts rings colour wise as i can do them any colour i want thanks to having a endless colour book in work
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    Tough one that Fran. Maybe anthracite but a slightly darker shade, a few shades lighter than the black, but with plenty of particles in.


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    I'm going to go for the elephant in the room and say do them Red. its your cars theme colour so whats the problem.

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    Hmm actually red may look too much, what do you think?

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    yeah im not too sure about red rings i think that would look tacky as fook maybe a met black or dark grey same as the wheels hhmmmm
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    Right finally got mine done too,









    Broke the rear ones taking them off, dam they were stuck on well!

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    Very nice Richy! Lovely car, esp the roof!


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    love the white and black theme Richy!
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