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    Vinyl wrapped twin grill.

    After seen a post on the A4 section, i decided to wrap my twin grill in a matte black vinyl. Not as good as doing a front end conversion but will do me for the time been.





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    that looks really good! is it easy to do? fancy putting together a guide?

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    Good job, it works really well.

    Could have come out of the factory looking like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wez3570 View Post
    Good job, it works really well.

    Could have come out of the factory looking like that!
    Yeah, totally agree! Looks great, Jay!
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    Looks pretty good that
    Done a really good job with the vinyl.
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    Very nice ...!

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    That looks class mate, gotta be a hell of a lot cheaper than a front end conversation, and looks just as good imo! Get some pics up of the whole car now

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    Cupra R splitter on there aswell I reckon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Cupra R splitter on there aswell I reckon
    yeah i agree mate will look very nice with one on there
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    Welcome to the vinyl wrap club
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    Thanks for the reponses. Glad you like it, regarding the guide roston100 i did have photos in different stages of doing it, but my phone then decided it would restore itself to factory settings and lost everything!! I wouldnt say its difficult just a bit of patience required. I plan on doing a whole vehicle wrap soon in matte black so will be re-doing the grill again and can post up a guide.

    I have a cupra splitter i bought from seat but it didnt look as good as it does on facelift models. I didnt like the way it doesnt quite line up with the bumper, so decided to leave it off.

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    Jay, are you wrapping the car yourself? Now THAT will take time and effort :P
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    Ive been doing signage/vinyls for the past few years and worked with cast vinyl on vehicles. But yes it will take a lot of time and effort especially as its my own vehicle.
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    Understandably mate But It'll look spot on! Would you do the single grill conversion before wrapping?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay88 View Post
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    I have a cupra splitter i bought from seat but it didnt look as good as it does on facelift models. I didnt like the way it doesnt quite line up with the bumper, so decided to leave it off.
    i wouldnt say that i think it looks good here is mine with it on
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Hopefully it will, its jus trying to find the correct vinyl, if you look at the majority of vehicles with matte black vinyl on they have spots where the matte turns to gloss from bugs, sap from trees, bird pooh etc just trying to find a matte seal that doesnt effect the matte effect of the actual vinyl. I will keep the grill as it is for the moment as i dont think it looks to bad as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkincoupe View Post
    Welcome to the vinyl wrap club
    Thank looks ace! how much does the vinyl cost? I'm well interested in getting mine done

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    Its only my opinion, i personally didnt think it suited mine. Great car though fran looks very clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay88 View Post
    Its only my opinion, i personally didnt think it suited mine. Great car though fran looks very clean.
    yeah everybody has different opinion's mate be boring if we all liked the same things eh lol , cheers tho mate i do clean her alot lol
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    Anyone know where to get the wrap from? Anyone who has done it have a guide? Really interested in doing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roston100 View Post
    Anyone know where to get the wrap from? Anyone who has done it have a guide? Really interested in doing it!

    You can get it off ebay and im pretty sure two of the guys done a thread a few years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2Q View Post
    Thank looks ace! how much does the vinyl cost? I'm well interested in getting mine done
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    Remove the grills and then remove the chrome surrounds to do the best job of it (some clips may break on removal as the plastic is brittle but will still go back on as long as there are some in each area)
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    Looks ****e to be honest. I would be ashamed to have that mess on my car. Do it properly or dont bother!

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    No need to be so abusive cmgreen. I am not a fan of it either but I didn't run my mouth.

    Personally, I would have just kept the grills done in vinyl and left the centre.

    No need at all for that attitude.

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    +1 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lingy. View Post
    +1 !
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    Lol, only saying wot u guys are thinking. ****e is a complement to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmgreen View Post
    Lol, only saying wot u guys are thinking. ****e is a complement to be honest.
    We can't all afford newer model cars like yourself.....just trying to stop the itch to look at a newer, more expensive car

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    Wow cmgreen talk about disrespectful! I plan on doing a full vehicle wrap as you may have read above, however im wondering what your views are on a matte black bonnet just for the mo? Has anyone done a matte black bonnet before?
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    No one needs cmgreens input when its so rude .if people did not buy older models there would be no Audis built...

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    Looks good pal nice work!
    How did you remove the grills? literally just pull?
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    3 x torx screws on top grille then reach behind and push clips out. Bottom grille is easy then as all just push out
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmgreen View Post
    Lol, only saying wot u guys are thinking. ****e is a complement to be honest.
    If you had the slightest idea what i am thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay88 View Post
    Wow cmgreen talk about disrespectful! I plan on doing a full vehicle wrap as you may have read above, however im wondering what your views are on a matte black bonnet just for the mo? Has anyone done a matte black bonnet before?

    I wouldnt bother fella. When i bought my new bonnet it came in a matte black finish was a nightmare to keep clean. Couldnt wait to get it painted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkincoupe View Post
    Welcome to the vinyl wrap club
    What spoiler/splitter do you have on your bumper? Finishes it off nicely with the black vinyl wrap and looking to do it myself! Thanks!

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    I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong, but that's a votex front splitter I believe

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    Heard a lot about the votex products but I can never seem to find where to purchase them.. do you know of any links etc. ?

 

 

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