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Anyone ever removed the chrome window glass surrounds?

Discussion in 'A5/S5/RS5 Forum' started by VAG_BADGER, May 29, 2014.

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    VAG_BADGER Ricers in the rear view!

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    As the title suggests really, wanting to remove the chrome strips that run around the side window glass as I'm going gloss black. Any experience before I get the screw driver out?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I thought about replacing them with the black version or having them spray painted black, but in the end just got them wrapped in satin black - does the job, can revert at any time and is holding up well so far :)
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    It had crossed my mind but I was worried about them peeling at the front edge due to wind etc? How many miles have they held up for? Thanks for the reply.
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    Just over 5,000 miles so far. Been jet washed every week since then and not come off - as long as the vinyl is tucked in behind the trim it's not going to come off.
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    Thanks for that, I think I might go down that route now! As you say, it's removable if required. Can I ask a ballpark price for having it done? I'm guessing a pretty large sheet of vinyl is needed for the top chrome?
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