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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Joshima, Mar 17, 2010.

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    I AM CONSIDERING SPRAYING THE CHROME BIT ON MY GRILLS MATT BLACK HAS ANY1 DONE THIS ALREADY? WHAT WILL I HAVE TODO? HAS ANY1 GOT ANY PICS OF A SPRAYED GRILLS?

    CHEERS JOSH
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    Hi Josh,

    I have seen you can buy an add on surround for the standard grill.
    Just struggling to remember where I saw the.... Ahh Stoke Audi - try their website.
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    What does this add on do?

    Is it that crappy ABT grille thing to poorly convert the front end to look like a single grille model?

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    Yep i see, if the original poster's car is an 8P1 then i assume he has the twin grille model so that won't fit.

    You've help me though mate because when i do the face lift conversion on mine, i want the black surround, and i wasn't aware you could buy that trim seperate to the grille.

    Cheers!

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    No worries :)

    also note FK to a spot on grille : http://www.fk-automotive.de/websale7/

    Filter 'Sports Grills' - 'Audi' - 'A3 8P'

    The shipping is very cheap, I ordered a gloss black Grill, just waiting for the Twintercooler to arrive before I fit it :rockwoot:
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    [Mar 17, 2010]
    THANKS 4 THE REPLYS NOT THAT KEEN ON THE BADGELESS ONES. CAN U RESPRAY THE STANDARD ONE?
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    [​IMG]

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    Ive altered my front grills and painted over the chrome on the bottom so it looks a single big grill until I can do the mod to convert it properly. I rubbed the chrome down and used some satin black spray paint from Halfords, worked really well too.

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    is it staying on okay Sarah has it stone chipped was gonna try and wrap mine but i no i would end up wrapping myself to the car lol :blush:
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    No its just as good, no chipping etc. Might be worth a try first, its a cheap option til I can do the bumpers. I'm struggling finding a front bumper (think loads on here are after them too lol). I was worried it may look a bit chavy but for what it is and hopefully the time it will be like that, should be ok. I like the fact the black on the chrome and bumper is satin.
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    there is one on ebay at the moment
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    i sprayed the chrome surround on my 8P3. i took the chrome surround off the grille, gave a good rub down, prime and th satin black finish. 5 months in, its very stoned chipped and has peeled in one area.
    its in the paint shop next week for a bumper repair/spray. so having the whole grille paint, gloss black. unsure to paint the rings matt black. what you guys think?
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    I used black vinyl on mine, hardest part was getting the grill out.

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    whats black vinyl?
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    i painted mine in work i used satin black paint and used clear over the top of it so far so good its been like that for well over a year and a half now and only had one stone chip so im happy with it both painting and wrapping are good ways to do it
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    must a been the poor prep-work by me. anyway going to have the grille but in black gloss, seen a s-line A1 with an oem black gloss grille and it looked top dollar!!! but unsure about putting the rings in black??
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    i think they look good in black but they do kind of look like they have been nicked of your car to be fair lol
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    good call, didn't think off that, think i will opt for gloss black grille and chrome rings :thumbsup: might try post a pic once its painted
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    im thinking of going back to chrome rings for the said reason , yeah get a picy up once you have it
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    will do, having the grille and surround in gloss paint
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    good stuff mate will look good when done im sure
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    Looks real good!!

    How hard was it to take the grill surround off? Did you do it with the bumper still on the car?
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    wow perfect, i really like that.
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    nicccee,,, i think i might do the same ;)
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    Anyone know what wheels they are on that last pic?
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    they look like bentley wheels or merc wheels they are staggered
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    I think they were a limited edition VW wheel - SSX?!? trying to remember from the advert
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    good find mate i was wondering what they were off
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    Right I've done my front end with matt black vinyl yesterday on the chrome parts and space between the grills. I have to say it does look good but do not attempt to do this mod at less than 10degrees as I did yesterday. The vinyl was quite rigid at this temp and I split it on my first 2 attempts. I'll get some pics up tomorrow as it was dark when I refitted the grills last night.
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    good stuff mate yeha make sure you get a pic up so we can have a look at it
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    had mine sprayed black looks so much better
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    I was thinking about buying one of the grille surrounds. 60 odd quid i think. This option of vinyl seems alot cheeper lol! Is it easy to remove grille surround? And what about spraying the badge? What sort of spray is best to use?
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    on ebay there is black plastic badges for sale they are around £14 ish i think much better than spraying it mate they do front and rear ones here's a link to it Audi A3 A4 S4 A5 Front Grill Emblem Badge in Matt Black on eBay (end time 26-Feb-11 10:48:57 GMT)
    and the rear one Audi A3 A4 S4 A5 Rear Boot Emblem Badge in Matte Black on eBay (end time 09-Mar-11 16:00:13 GMT)
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