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    Chrome or Gloss Black?

    Ok i'm not sure what i prefer Chrome rings or Gloss Black. So i sprayed one of my spare Audi Rings Gloss Black yesterday and fitted it today while i was down my dads.

    I like the Gloss Black Rings because it makes the front end look alot more aggressive and stealthly (Is that even a word!). But then i think it looks abit too dark.
    Chrome looks good & compliment the front end & stand out more. Also with the chrome rings it goes well with the lower grey splitter.

    I'm still not sure, what you guys think? Could you please vote and if you dont mind making a comment on why you think ones better than the other.
    All comments welcome....

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    I think chrome looks better, black would look better if the lower splitter was black aswell.
    I agree definately looks more aggressive though.
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    Deffinetly black as ive just ordered one the other day, well matte black/grey.

    Get some lamin X on now ont hose lights and that would look the damn shizzle

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    I think black mate, keep it lookin steath!

    P.s - keepin the mrs in the car while you take photo's ftw lol

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    You can have too much black! It starts to look like a cheap respray job where they didn't bother to mask or take things off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benskin07 View Post
    Ok i'm not sure what i prefer Chrome rings or Gloss Black. So i sprayed one of my spare Audi Rings Gloss Black yesterday and fitted it today while i was down my dads.

    I like the Gloss Black Rings because it makes the front end look alot more aggressive and stealthly (Is that even a word!). But then i think it looks abit too dark.
    Chrome looks good & compliment the front end & stand out more. Also with the chrome rings it goes well with the lower grey splitter.

    I'm still not sure, what you guys think? Could you please vote and if you dont mind making a comment on why you think ones better than the other.
    All comments welcome....

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    For me it has to be the Chrome as it fits with the Alloys and looks better aesthetically, however if you dipcoated the wheels gloss black or graphite grey I would say the black. Just my opinion.... Looking nice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    For me it has to be the Chrome as it fits with the Alloys and looks better aesthetically, however if you dipcoated the wheels gloss black or graphite grey I would say the black. Just my opinion.... Looking nice though.

    TAC thanks for the comment. You have read my mind, in january i will be putting some 18' BBS VZ in Antraciteor Graphite grey. I suppose i can always just show each time i get bored and change alloys lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffY View Post
    You can have too much black! It starts to look like a cheap respray job where they didn't bother to mask or take things off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I think black mate, keep it lookin steath!

    P.s - keepin the mrs in the car while you take photo's ftw lol

    Lol well spotted Tom! What does FTW? Thanks for the comments.
    After looking at some photos i'm starting to like the gloss black.

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonAshley View Post
    I think chrome looks better, black would look better if the lower splitter was black aswell.
    I agree definately looks more aggressive though.
    Nice car
    Thanks for the comment Simon Lower splitter in black may have to get some one to photoshop that as it does look good on Ibis white and Phantom black S3 but Lava grey? Thanks again for the comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW View Post
    Black ftw
    Thanks Nate

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick a3 View Post
    Deffinetly black as ive just ordered one the other day, well matte black/grey.

    Get some lamin X on now ont hose lights and that would look the damn shizzle
    Nice you will haveto upload a photo once you got it. Lamin-x has been ordered Thanks for the input Mick
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    I agree with what you said about the black splitter on white cars but with the car bein dark anyway, i think it wouldnt look as good in black on your car, you wouldnt be able to see it..

    ftw is for the win..lol

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    Gloss Black Ash

    Will look the dogs nuff said!

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    Mate, I voted Chrome but now I'm thinking black. Have you got any angled pics with Black? Might help me come to that executive decision. Car looks great either way.

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    stealth is all good ash but you need to keep style with it ...make your car look like death if you want but keep the rings chrome ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I agree with what you said about the black splitter on white cars but with the car bein dark anyway, i think it wouldnt look as good in black on your car, you wouldnt be able to see it..

    ftw is for the win..lol
    Aww i understand lol. Yeah should wouldnt get out of the car saying its too cold. I think i'll leave the lower splitter as it is. I think black may be a bit too much and ruin the look.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike1628 View Post
    Gloss Black Ash

    Will look the dogs nuff said!

    Thanks for the input Mike

    Quote Originally Posted by kkp0897 View Post
    Mate, I voted Chrome but now I'm thinking black. Have you got any angled pics with Black? Might help me come to that executive decision. Car looks great either way.

    KKP
    I'll get some angled photos of the black one tonight just for you kkp
    Thanks for the comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    stealth is all good ash but you need to keep style with it ...make your car look like death if you want but keep the rings chrome ....

    Blazin thanks for the comment. Lol i quite like the car looking like death as it looks quite aggressive but with the chrome it had some style.
    Thanks for your input blazin
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    what about if the rings were same colour as the splitter hmmmmmm.. would either look really stupid or really sexy

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonmikeyboy View Post
    Why doesn`t the bonnet and grill match properly?

    Because i have not put on the facelift bonnet yet i still have the pre-facelift bonnet on, as the one i bought was in terrible state. Bonnet will be on this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waqi View Post
    what about if the rings were same colour as the splitter hmmmmmm.. would either look really stupid or really sexy

    Hmmm i wonder what that would look like lol
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    like it, but feel its needing a break up colour to give some contrast against the overbearing black. The S3 has the silver mirrors to offer a colour accent.

    Wonder what Lamin-X would look like on the lights, with some PIAA ultra white bulbs!!

    Definitely heading very much in the right direction.
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    Wonder if some company will develop an insert for the top of the facelift grill to prevent the need to change the bonnet...
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    I think i would try to set it off by spraying the the 4 ring's and mirror cover's the same colour as the lower spliter. After seeing this car at some of the meet's i can see this growing into an A3 which will stand out from the rest. i think to try and go down a different route is a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warrencox View Post
    like it, but feel its needing a break up colour to give some contrast against the overbearing black. The S3 has the silver mirrors to offer a colour accent.

    Wonder what Lamin-X would look like on the lights, with some PIAA ultra white bulbs!!

    Definitely heading very much in the right direction.
    Thanks for your input Warren Think your right regarding breaking up the colour to give some contrast. Lamin-X should of been here by now
    will have to contact them to see what happening. PIAA Ultra White bulbs would be good this weekend i think. Thanks



    Quote Originally Posted by CMD View Post
    I think i would try to set it off by spraying the the 4 ring's and mirror cover's the same colour as the lower spliter. After seeing this car at some of the meet's i can see this growing into an A3 which will stand out from the rest. i think to try and go down a different route is a good thing.
    Colin thanks for the comments. Think your right regarding trying a different route. Not sure what i'd go for but will have to wait and see.
    Thanks again for the comment
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMD View Post
    I think i would try to set it off by spraying the the 4 ring's and mirror cover's the same colour as the lower spliter. After seeing this car at some of the meet's i can see this growing into an A3 which will stand out from the rest. i think to try and go down a different route is a good thing.
    Yep... satin silver/graphite would be very nice!!

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    not to change the thread but is it legal for you to have a front plate with black backround and white letters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcardio View Post
    not to change the thread but is it legal for you to have a front plate with black backround and white letters?
    It isn't in the UK, but it is where I am (I have silver letters though, not white.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by evapor8 View Post
    It isn't in the UK, but it is where I am (I have silver letters though, not white.)



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    Aluminium finish with some s3 aluminum finish mirrors to match :D
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