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Chrome/aluminium Window Trim

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by anchorPoint, Jul 12, 2008.

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    [Jul 12, 2008]
    Hi,

    Does anyone know of a DIY-page or project regarding the fitting of a chrome- or aluminum window trim for the A3/S3 8P? I really like the looks from the A4s and am curious as to whether this is doable/possible. :yum:
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    Me to interested in doing same to my A3 Cabrio if it ever gets here. Shame there is no company like MX5 Parts, where you can buy loads & loads of mod's if you own an MX5
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    Don't you think there's a reason why a company called MX5Parts exists while one called A3CabrioParts doesn't?

    I'd say a company called A3CabrioParts would go out of business almost as soon as it opened.

    Clearly the market exists because people who buy an MX5 want to make their car look better than a standard MX5. I don't believe such a market exists for the A3Cab, let alone any Audi.
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    That's nonsense - for Audi we already have S-Line, Caractere, Oettinger, Rieger, Mattig, OSIR Design, Pogea Racing and the list goes on. They all make a good living of trying to make your Audi look better.

    You even made your own A3 look better with numerous alterations, they might be OEM Audi parts, but I think you prove my point that people do want to make cosmetic changes. Why shoulndn't we want to? No Audi is perfect from the factory - Audi themselves even prove that by offering S-line, S and RS-models of their normal programme.

    As for making shops for one particular model I think we're very close to that with the TT and also the A3. I see shops on the net focusing almost exclusively on those two particular models.

    Surely a One-stop web shop for all your Audi-styling needs would be really nice.

    But that aside, I guess noone have heard of the fitting of an DIY Chrome/Aluminium Window Trim?
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    Not heard of anything yet...

    Saw a black A4 the other day with chrome and it looked really good.

    Would be interesting to see it on an A3/S3
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    Sorry, maybe I was mistaken earlier. I assumed MX5Parts was a company specialising in aftermarket tat for the MX5.

    The point I was getting across (maybe incorrectly) was that most people who want to modify their Audis will use OEM parts. (again that is only my opinion and is probably incorrect too!)

    As you have correctly stated there are numerous companies doing the same for Audis and they do get modified - albeit slightly more tastefully than your average MX5.

    To answer the question about the chroming - I'm not sure if anybody is doing it. I don't know if it is even an option to order from the factory on the Cabrio.

    I'll put my soap box away now.
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