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8L S3 Black Grill De-chroming

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by The Challinor, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. The Challinor
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    Anyone recommend best way to remove chrome trim ? I wanna go for the " No Chrome" route for a little see what it looks like.
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    Use something flat to prize it off - start from an inside edge (I found it came away easier from the inside edge rather than outside edge) and work around the grill, prizing it off a little at a time. It's pretty simple really.
    Don't be hastey pulling it off when it's hanging loose - I broke a clip.

    I did take pics of mine now it's body-colour but the pics came out **** and i've not been near it with the camera during daylight since!
    Will try again when I can.
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    I was going to do this today but when I took off the chrome surround I thought whats the point of spraying the surround in the first place i'v just left it off and it looks good still!
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    [​IMG] painted surround and slates gloss black but left rings ;)
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    Never did this to mine, got any pics?
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    Mine in at the mo with a friend for spraying matt (Rings / surround that is) Should be lurvvvvvvvvly ;)
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    Here mate this is what it looks like [​IMG]
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    Looks good but to be honest I thinks it's better with the surround
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