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Anyone replaced front Audi Badge with a Black One? <Pic>

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by fran-s3, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. fran-s3
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    Hey guys.

    Just after a pic request if possible - my Audi badge gave up the ghost finally and fell off after I shut the bonnet - turns out all the lugs bar 2 has corroded! So looking on Ebay I've seen a black one (Audi A3 A4 S4 A5 Front Grill Emblem Badge in Matt Black on eBay (end time 28-Mar-11 11:48:57 BST)) - just not sure how 'chav' it'll look though or whether to get a standard silver one again <no disrepect to anyone who's got one> - anyone have a pic of a black one fitted?

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    I just did a quick search for you but couldn't find any pics. Most people prize off the badge with a flat head screw driver, sand the chrome finish so it's rough then spray it black.

    I think it does look good on the lighter coloured car just a little too much black if on a black or ming blue car.
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    I did as Westle said. Removed the badge, sanded it down, 2 coats of primer and then 3 coats of paint.

    Results below:
    [​IMG]
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    Ooo thanks Gents.. Yeah I have a silver S3 may look pretty suited to that then....

    My plastic lugs have all snapped bar 2 which isn't enough to keep it in place so I wouldn't be able to use my old one. :(
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    PS LOVE THOSE RIM! ONE DAY! ;) What's the ride like is it tres tooth jarring?
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    pic of my silver a3 with my matte black audi emblem... may help you decide.....
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    Heres a picture of mine, but I have since gone back to a chrome badge, might swap it over again tomorrow for a change.

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    Yep, easy to do DIY. I did the stupid thing and paid for a Sportec one, although I did the back badge myself:

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    Superb cheers guys :)
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    Cheers pal, appreciated. Suprisingly, the rides okay. My cheap ebay JOM coilovers aren't too harsh!
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