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    Roof Rail question

    I wanted to switch out my black roof rails for chrome ones, but after reading what a tedious task it is to retrofit roof rails I started thinking about the possibility of spraying my ones without removing them from my car... Is this just a bad idea or does anyone think it's feasible?

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    I suppose it is doable but on an a3 - i would strongly advise so get anything done properly. There's no point of doing a half-arse jobs as it will ruin the car... I had a cheap wheel refurb (diff colour, rough edges) and ended up getting it done properly again which cost me 45 more which i could have saved...

    Defo worth doing it properly?

    Is it really that hard to change the roof rails ?
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    Cheers Kaz219,

    I hear you about doing it properly, just seemed like lots of work just to change out the rails. From what I read the head lining must be removed amongst other time consuming procedures. Just checked with Audi and they quoted me 226.19 each chrome roof bar! Couple that with the cost of having them switched over for a real shock Guess I'll definitely be spraying them then unless I see some on ebay etc, but I will look into having them removed for the job to be done properly.

    Anybody retrofitted them on here?

    Cheers for the advice mate, how you liking your new A3?
    Last edited by ~RS~; 23rd February 2009 at 16:01.

 

 

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