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    Chrome blackout !

    Guys , I'm want black out the chrome trim around the windows on my avant ! The only blackout tape I can find is from the states . My other option is masking around it and painting it with plasti dip !
    What have you guys found ??

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    think if it was me id paint it would only take 5 mins to do it i have a feeling the tape would start to lift after a few mths

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    How hard is it to get the window chromes off though?
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    One of ASN members done this mod last year, someone will pop along later and help you.
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    i thin there was a guy that did it not so long ago and he put a post up showing how to do it as he just uncliped it did not look like a big job. but you dont need to take it off if you are painting

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    I'm not on the PC so can't look for you, but look for "Shadowline" trim on ebay.
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    I bought a couple metres of gloss vinyl (folded it in half to save doing the job twice)cut the shapes out roughly applied the vinyl with the help of a little heat for folding it around the corners etc then trimmed the excess with a sharp scalpel.
    A good job should last at least 3-4 years and it takes about 2 hours

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    Anyone got a link to where i can buy this? would be interested in try it on my car.

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    At factory order time Audi called it Black Optics pack if that's any use to you whilst searching etc.
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    it was me!

    lift up this edge


    lift a bit


    and peel back like a banana!

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    Surely that knackers it?
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    if the tapes put on good it wont lift
    its been on my old b6 for over 2 years
    painting is an option but ots a big job to remove the trims
    tape up and pain is quicker

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackQuat View Post
    Surely that knackers it?
    yep, you can not take them off without busting them, that's the way they are designed, one time fit!

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    To remove the strips is a big job door cards off windows out the clips/bolts holding the strips are inside the door,
    I'll upload some pics of mine before and after I blacked it out with gloss black vinyl

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    after + its having tints done in the below pick, chavy some might say but they have a purpose stopping the sun getting to my 9 month old twins eyes & theres a few toe rags in birmingham haha
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    you can also buy from the dealers blacked out strips rather than re chroming them, i did look into this option,

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    whats that black strip under the side of your car ??????



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    I believe on the Avant the rear side window trims are part of the windows so the rear side windows have to come out. So using vinyl or tape/platidip will be the easiest option. I tried carbon Di-Noc film on mine and it only took about an hour to do one side but i didn't like it so off it came.
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