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    Front grille to be sprayed...satin or gloss black

    I am booked in to get my front grille, grille surround and audi rings sprayed tommorow.
    My a3 is black and im unsure on what type of black will suit better...satin or gloss.
    I have my rear audi badge in matte by the way.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Spray it like the Black optic pack, matte grill, gloss surround
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    Spray it like the Black optic pack, matte grill, gloss surround
    Cheers. What about the Audi rings?
    And would the plate part be matte aswel as grill or gloss like surround?

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    What Smooth said .Gloss rings ?

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    So gloss rings and gloss surround...sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daws88 View Post
    Cheers. What about the Audi rings?
    And would the plate part be matte aswel as grill or gloss like surround?
    Well the OEM one on mine is Matte to match the grill, looks good against the gloss surround! Gloss Rings are what i would do if if i was painting mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    Well the OEM one on mine is Matte to match the grill, looks good against the gloss surround! Gloss Rings are what i would do if if i was painting mine
    Yeh thats what i will go for, cheers.
    Will get pics up on my build thread when done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daws88 View Post
    Yeh thats what i will go for, cheers.
    Will get pics up on my build thread when done!
    Nice, are those your speedlines in avatar?
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    Yes mate. In the process of saving for coilies and tyres....

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    Well I was quoted for all satin for 100 quid, I phoned up and said i want gloss surround and audi rings and it's bumped up to 150!!

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    if it were me i'd leave the rings alone. otherwise Smoothie's advice is sound
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    black gloss on the surround and grille bars on my SB. cost me 65 looks great! I've got some matt black rings but yet to to be fitted as I'm still undecided think you may find some pics if you look around my past threads. hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daws88 View Post
    Well I was quoted for all satin for 100 quid, I phoned up and said i want gloss surround and audi rings and it's bumped up to 150!!
    Is your car S-line? My Grill was about 200 brand new from Audi with matching number plate holder, new rings, and new S-line badge as its on a little backing plate which is also black!

    So i think you would be mad to pay 150 when another 50 would buy a brand new one
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloblob2 View Post
    black gloss on the surround and grille bars on my SB. cost me 65 looks great! I've got some matt black rings but yet to to be fitted as I'm still undecided think you may find some pics if you look around my past threads. hope this helps
    I have see your pics so might just go for the black gloss grille and surround.

    I have just a standard sportback smoothie, so yeh that is very pricey If you paid 200 for your new one.
    I have seen on eBay a black satin grill for 65 but it's the hassle of fitting, so hopefully the price of 150 will drop if I just chose one type of black.

    And I will leave the rings for the time being, thanks sub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daws88 View Post
    but it's the hassle of fitting
    easy to fit once you drop the front bumper, which again is no too big a job

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloblob2 View Post
    easy to fit once you drop the front bumper, which again is no too big a job
    True that. But seeing the pics of yours I think I will go for the same as my a3 is black I think gloss will suit.
    Will buy black Audi rings and contemplate fitting.
    You had any stone chips since spraying yours?

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    Yea dude leave the rings, i only did my rear rings as it takes the chrome up front to break it up a little, black rings up front can look cheap IMO

    Yep 200 brand new from audi and as i said that was about 3-4 parts in total that make up the black optic! The ones you have seen on eBay are probably FK ones mate, don't go that route stick to OEM and paint your existing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    Yea dude leave the rings, i only did my rear rings as it takes the chrome up front to break it up a little, black rings up front can look cheap IMO

    Yep 200 brand new from audi and as i said that was about 3-4 parts in total that make up the black optic! The ones you have seen on eBay are probably FK ones mate, don't go that route stick to OEM and paint your existing
    Yes the grills on eBay are either mesh or the grill slats look wider apart.
    Will just spray mine all gloss and leave chrome rings.
    Will get pics up on my build thread aswel as a few other bits I have changed.....

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    do as smoothie says it will look so much better that way
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Don't spray, vinyl wrap it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    do as smoothie says it will look so much better that way
    But the 150 I got quoted is too expensive.

    What is vinyl wrap?

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    yeah didnt think of saying about vinyl wrap lol that's a defo cheaper way of doing it , its a thin vinyl sheet that has got a 3m backing (sticky) that can stick to near enough anything and is cheap and easyish to fit i did my interior trims in vinyl and my b-pillars for the cost of around 30 total
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Ok thanks Fran.
    Undecided whether to or not to get it sprayed now lol and go down the cheaper route.

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    I'm going to go for gloss grill and surround and leave the rings chrome.
    What do you think?

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    I'm going to go for gloss grill and surround and leave the rings chrome.
    What do you think?

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    good call !

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    Cheers bro. Will get pics up either today or tomoz.

 

 

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