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    DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    What do you think? Did it myself with Halfords satin balck paint...


    Sorry for crappy pics, taken with my phone...

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    Looks pretty neat.
    Did you prime it first, or just spray straight onto the chrome?
    Let us know how it holds up to the old soap sud.

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    gave it a quick rub with some P1200 and a spray of primer, then a coat of satin black..I thought it suited the car, as I have black window rubbers etc on the car..

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    Much prefer it.

    Look great!

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    I like it. Looks more sporty.

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    Looks great, I much prefer the dechromed look on Audi's. Took me ages to find one that didn't have all that bling down the sides.
    Trouble is won't it look a bit messy once it's got a few stone chips on it revealing the chrome underneath?

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    or buy one from vagparts without the silver bit for 28.90!

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    Satin black paint from halfords =3.99
    p1200 Wet & dry =1.99

    Super sporty looking grill = priceless.........

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    yeah.. but think about all that personal labour time!... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
    and... until stonechips get the paint off... it does look good!..

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    Nice :-)
    Makes the car look more menacing. Me Like v much.

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    I did this a while back.

    Sanded the grille down, sprayed 3 coats of primer, then 3 coats of black, then 2 coats of clear......guess what? The painted started chipping after about 500 miles were put on the car. I definitely say get the molded in color version. Once mine started chipping it looked like crap.

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    I actually have the blacked out S4 grille on mine with the blacked out lower part in the sport bumper...

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    i did mine on my b5, unforunately i spend forever repainting the bugger because it gets stone chipped more easily as the paint doesnt stick to chrome very well.

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    Re: DIY blackout grill\'s - what do you think?`

    I guess it's a personal preference thing. I got an matt-black S4-style replica grille for my previous B5 about four years ago. It cost about 41 from my local stealer. Kept it on for about six months, then decided I liked the original look better & swapped 'em back. Best of all, I stuck the replica up for sale on Ebay & it went for 55!!

    I've noticed people selling all-chrome kits on Ebay to bling up the main and lower grille sections. Saw an A6 the other day with this kit on & it looked [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif[/img]

 

 

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