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    Gloss black or Satin/Matte black!!!

    Damn it 7 days into the New Year and bought something for the car already (promised the Mrs I wouldn't until closer to AITP lol).

    Anyways, just picked up a Cupra R splitter from local Seat, can't decide on colour tho'. So Gloss black or Satin/Matte black.
    here's the car as she looks now.....


    Gloss black grille surround. but also have matte black wrapped window trim, grrrr decisions decisions lol
    A4 B8 (09) 2.0 TFSI (211)

    Black Gloss RS4 style mesh grille, Black Gloss fog grilles, Black Gloss splitter trim, Ice White fogs, Tints, Black A8 boot rings, Black Badges, Dynamik boot spoiler, LED interior, LED number plate lights, Brushed steel vinyl wrapped interior.

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    How much that set you back if you dont mind me asking?

    I think you should copy the colour of your grill/rings

    Otherwise Gok Wan may stop you for clashing....
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    I would leave it as is purely for the fact it's bound to get damaged or chipped. It'll look far better for longer in the stock finish, just from where it sits it's only a matter of time before it'll be stone chipped if you paint it. Plus 99% of people won't even notice that it doesn't match other bits of your car or if you have painted it.
    Just my opinion tho, heres mine, look forward to seeing what you do with it tho.

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    satin

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    Carbon wrap it.

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    I had mine satin black but repainted recently as gloss black. Go gloss.
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    Current Mods: Painted Brake Calipers, Gear-driven oil shaft assembly, RS4 grille, Debadged, B8 MFSW, Cruise Control, RS4-style Fog Surrounds, Satin Black Cupra R Splitter, RS4 RARB, Clear Corner headlights, 2011 RNS-e, MTEC Drilled and Grooved Brake Discs.

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    I'm going to carbon dip mine when I get back along with my rear valance b pillars and chrome trims

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    Slightly unrelated but how did you guys fit yours fitted mine and I seem to have a gap just on the corners of the bumper and etheir side of the grill tried rivets and screws but still seems to have a gap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuiwhite View Post
    How much that set you back if you dont mind me asking?

    I think you should copy the colour of your grill/rings

    Otherwise Gok Wan may stop you for clashing....
    lol. £40, spur of the moment when passing the Seat garage on way home, probably get in cheaper on the bay tho'
    A4 B8 (09) 2.0 TFSI (211)

    Black Gloss RS4 style mesh grille, Black Gloss fog grilles, Black Gloss splitter trim, Ice White fogs, Tints, Black A8 boot rings, Black Badges, Dynamik boot spoiler, LED interior, LED number plate lights, Brushed steel vinyl wrapped interior.

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    Splitter

    I agree with sidibear and carbon wrap it! That's what I did with mine after being faced with the same dilemma!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajax1976 View Post
    I would leave it as is purely for the fact it's bound to get damaged or chipped. It'll look far better for longer in the stock finish, just from where it sits it's only a matter of time before it'll be stone chipped if you paint it. Plus 99% of people won't even notice that it doesn't match other bits of your car or if you have painted it.
    Just my opinion tho, heres mine, look forward to seeing what you do with it tho.

    Good point
    A4 B8 (09) 2.0 TFSI (211)

    Black Gloss RS4 style mesh grille, Black Gloss fog grilles, Black Gloss splitter trim, Ice White fogs, Tints, Black A8 boot rings, Black Badges, Dynamik boot spoiler, LED interior, LED number plate lights, Brushed steel vinyl wrapped interior.

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    Like idea of wrapping it, but if i did it would have to be Anthracite wrap like my previous grille (too much black carbon around here).
    And the wrap stands up well to stones.
    A4 B8 (09) 2.0 TFSI (211)

    Black Gloss RS4 style mesh grille, Black Gloss fog grilles, Black Gloss splitter trim, Ice White fogs, Tints, Black A8 boot rings, Black Badges, Dynamik boot spoiler, LED interior, LED number plate lights, Brushed steel vinyl wrapped interior.

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    Hydro dip it? Should stand upto stones

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    Sorry for off topic.......What are these like to fit?

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    From what I know it just slots on ? Literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuffy View Post
    Sorry for off topic.......What are these like to fit?
    small amount of cutting the legs down and a few screws to secure it
    im sure theres a diy around on google.

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    So i am leaning toward wrapping or hydro dipping, just found this
    Welcome to Aquadec Decorative Coatings

    Interesting
    A4 B8 (09) 2.0 TFSI (211)

    Black Gloss RS4 style mesh grille, Black Gloss fog grilles, Black Gloss splitter trim, Ice White fogs, Tints, Black A8 boot rings, Black Badges, Dynamik boot spoiler, LED interior, LED number plate lights, Brushed steel vinyl wrapped interior.

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    id leave it standard me pal its gunna get scuffed too much when your lows

 

 

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