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8L S3 Black Grill De-chroming

The Challinor Feb 11, 2010

  1. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Golf mk4 aero wiper arms/blades
     
  2. chris_marshall

    chris_marshall MTM S3, Aprilia RSV Mille

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    Thanks, another item to the growing shopping list :( found the alloys and at over £1500 with tyres think i'll stick with the 18" ones I have
     
  3. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I recently got the wiper arms/blades. £130 for fronts and backs with blades from VW!!! I only bought them because I had a new windscreen fitted and want new everthing.
     
  4. s3gav

    s3gav Member

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    where did you find them? were they replicas?
     
  5. chris_marshall

    chris_marshall MTM S3, Aprilia RSV Mille

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  6. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I dont think they ever did a genuine 19" RSTT so I'd assume they would have to be reps.

    £1500 is a rip off though as you could get 3 sets of 18" RSTT reps for that price!!!
     
  7. chris_marshall

    chris_marshall MTM S3, Aprilia RSV Mille

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    I've recently put the Bosch aero wipers on the front, they just dont sit as well as I would like. So arms and wheel spacers onto the list... Getting expensive now
     
  8. s3gav

    s3gav Member

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    think you are right westle im thinking of the s8's which are 20's that would be abit to big
    i wouldn't pay that much for reps
    just see some porsche 997 turbo 19s with adaptors and tyres for 700 wonder if they will fit lol
     
  9. MIKE GTR

    MIKE GTR Member

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    This is mine, matt black, so much better than the chrome, it's embarrasing enough having to put up with Snoop Dogg's wing mirrors lol

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  10. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    I think the black grill surround looks good on almost all colours bar silver.
     
  11. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    :iagree:
     
  12. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator DSG

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  13. S3-Chris

    S3-Chris If its not broke....break it!!

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    Thought i'd have to add to this porn!!!
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  14. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Nope, dont like it. Maybe if the surround was body colour instead of chrome or black it would look mint.
     
  15. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    Think I'm going to leave it, on a yellow S3 with black rims I think the chrome sits well. Thanks for your advise and pic's though !
     
  16. MIKE GTR

    MIKE GTR Member

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    Chrome is for 50 cent and snoop dogg so unless your down with the G's get the paint out lol
     
  17. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    LOL, well I'm into that music but alas I'm a white boy. I'll eventually get round to posting some pic's and let the Audi Sport ppl have a look !


    P.s - The chrome is standard so did the S3 come out of the factory all G' Up !
     
  18. MIKE GTR

    MIKE GTR Member

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    You've also seen the stupid mirrors I take it, well there's your answer, fricka fricka fressshhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
  19. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    lol, yer i have but mine the classic (old) S3, so i've got the yellow mirrors !
     
  20. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    I think on silver, just the surround looks good dechromed, with the rings left in silver.

    I might tape that shizzle up (just trying to be down with the crew innit) and see how it looks :)
     
  21. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

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    Brraappp brraapp:gun2:
     
  22. VALLEYSBOY

    VALLEYSBOY New Member

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    love the look on that matt and gloos black finish m8 :) mustabeen hard masking that of?
     
  23. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

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    I'm pretty sure he removed them before spraying as they are only clipped on.
     
  24. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    I like the silver Audi rings, would never black them ! - I'm very proud to be a Audi driver , especially a S3 !!!
     
  25. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    They are SO easy to take off, I managed to take the ones off my girlfriends car with just my hands! The biggest problem is painting them, you have to rough them up first. I used a scotch pad to get a good finish.

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    Now I've got some real photos of it I am REALLY feeling the blacked out front now, looks properly good with the new plates too :D

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  26. S90GAV

    S90GAV Member

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    heres mine :)

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  27. dancarpy

    dancarpy S3 DCY

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    Yellow S3 with black rims ... and you dont want to black out the grill ?
    are you mad ? haha
    It would look goooooooood !
    I saw a yellow RS4 on pistonheads the other week with black rims and black grill !
    Looked sick !
     
  28. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    Well i've taken off my grill surround, rubbed it down with medium grade wet & dry, and given it a coat of Dolphin Grey!
    Tomorrow it's getting another coat of the body colour and a couple of coats of clear laquer. I'll post pics of the result.

    If I don't like it (or I make a mess of it) i'll be re-doing it in gloss black! Must admit I do like how the car looks with no grill surround at all!
     
  29. Y83OLK

    Y83OLK Hulk Smash!

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    Is the grill surround difficult to pop off in place?
     
  30. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    gently prize it off from the bottom corner with a screwing implement!

    and i dont mean your seeding tool! :tocktock:
     
  31. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    Yer I know, I did think it would mint but I'd like see the black grill on a yellow Audi first !
     
  32. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    How does it look without the grill ? Any chance of some images, it may be the easy way to get a black grill ! lol
     
  33. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    Sorry darkcooleo, only just saw your post above.
    I didn't take any before or during pics. The grill is now back on the car and looks good (I think), i'll take a pic later and post it up on here.
    Still might go black sometime for a change.

    Yeah, easiest way to tell if you'll like a black surround is just to remove the chrome surround and see what you think!
     
  34. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    No worries mate, if you can post some pic's that would be great. Removing the chrome piece could be a cool, free and easy good looking mod lol !

    I'll look forward to the pic's !
     
  35. ChriS3

    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    Did someone say de-chrome? Looks best on noggy blue...

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  36. s3gav

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    that looks sweet mate very nice
     
  37. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    Very nice S3 you had there Chris. Do you know if it's still in the area?








    {and if so, where & does it have locking wheel nuts?}:idea:
     
  38. ChriS3

    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    Unfortunately the guy I sold it to put all the bling bits back on, and I think it's since been sold on to someone down south. (but I still have the spare adaptor for the locking wheel nuts...)
     
  39. SteveBAM

    SteveBAM Black '03 S3

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    i agree with you on that,:hubbahubba: that is just beautiful...:icon_thumright:
     
  40. Rikster23

    Rikster23 On the facelift path...

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    Im planning to do this over the weekend and paint the surround a dark grey like my S3 alloys.
    But another question I wanted to ask was for the side panels, because I dont have a S3 are they hard to remove and paint?
     

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