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Coloured Audi grill rings?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by grimp, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. grimp

    grimp Member

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    Hello!
    Im looking for some unpainted audi rings for my ibis 2010 8p, i would realy like it in ibis white, but i could just paint it myself.

    Ive been googling and ebaying but no luck...:huh:
    can i buy this from audi? anyone got part number?

    Is the swap a big operation?

    here is a image of a A6 with black ones
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    Sorry for my bad english.
     
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    English seems fine mate. Just go on ebay and type audi rings in, should bring up some used ones. I bought a spare set to spray black for £1. They can been seen in my signature photo.
    Not a big operation, you will just have to take the grill out and pop the audi rings out. But me i left the lower part of the grill attached as i couldnt get it away from the front bumper. Then i just put my hand behide the grill with a screw, pressed on the clips and the audi rings pop out.


    Edit: Try this seller on ebay user name power-66
     
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  4. grimp

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    Thank you! i wounder what i searched for before:keule: Are all the rings the same size?
     
  5. xnox202

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    So wait, take the grill out to take out the emblem? That's a hell of a job just for the emblem!
     
  6. Ash B

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    I'm guessing so yes as the one i bought said A4 front rings and they fitted my A3, but sure some of the guys with more knowledge will be able to tell you, or a quick call to your local dealer to confirm :)

    Thats the only way i was able to do it. Inless you want to risk damaging the surround grill area where the badge is trying to break it off lol.
     
  7. grimp

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    ill just walk around the neighborhood and practice breaking off badges before i do it on mine :), im just kiddin.. maybe ill just wait until i can afford a black grill aswell.
     
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    :laugh: let me know how you get on with that:thumbsup:
     
  9. Blackie

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    Ebay in the US do a satin black rings front & rear. dubshop or summat. About £15 each & a better base for painting than shitty chrome
    I got them for the A3 excellent fit & exactly the same size
     
  10. S3RYE

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    thats how i practice DIY mods haha! :ninja:
     
  11. akash_sky1

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    I've got black front rings I think from dub step too, they look miles better esp with a black grille.
    To remove them you either undo the top of the grill and bend it forward or carefully prise it out from the front with a screw driver.
    I tried the first method first and found it impossible.
     
  12. grimp

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    sounds great but can't i just use some kind of "acid" to get the chrome off? and then lay some primer? did you take out the grill aswell?
     
  13. Lee_R

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    Try "oven pride" which is an alkaline oven cleaner. It takes the chrome off plastic brilliantly!
     
  14. grimp

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    Thank you! :D
     
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    Interesting thread this been meaning to do this mod for a while! How did you guys manage to take the back embelem off without scratching the paint?:unsure:
     
  16. grimp

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    I think you do it the same way as with the "model badge", warm it up with a heat gun or hair dryer and use dental floss/fishing line like a saw, and polish it up again :) im not a 100% sure tho, Im just guessing its the same procedure.
     
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    Yeah just found another thread on this, and this seem to be the way forward....
     
  18. mattandrew

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    make sure you get the right rings, they do differ on some models. I bought a new set from audi for £15 ish, rubbed them down with sand paper, undercoated then top coat then lacquer. they do stone chip easy if done with a spray can, you may be better getting a body shop to blast them in your colour.
     
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    I used a scalpel and ran it very carefully to the back of the sticker
     
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    Well got my Rings in the post today from Dubshop in the US. You can see they fit perfecty!

    [​IMG]
     
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    lol, they look huge! You sure they arnt from a Tonka Truck lol
     
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    Well they are the front ones, rear ones are allot smaller.
     
  25. FranA3

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    ive been thinking of doing this mod to my car but what do u think red rings on a red car or black to go with the grills hmmmmm cant decide
     
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    Mine are painted! Love them too!

    Go on Fran...do it!!!!!
     
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    i want to do it something different i suppose eh haha im thinking black to go with the theme what do u think sarah
     
  28. Mick a3

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    Mines took over a month to arrive from dubsport(front),but the dude did have a genuine excuse,I bit the bullet and I ordered the rear one few days ago as the paints peeling off my diy efforts.

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    liking the black and yellow mate very nice combo as is red and black lol , im going to do a d.i.y job coz i can do them in work for nowt , also i was thinking of doing the back rings to do they suit your car mate
     
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    Fran, do them black, will look ace!
     
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    yeah thats what i thought to go with the theme i will have a crack at the front one 2moz and if ive got time do the back one to cheers sarah:happy:
     
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    i need to get my rear black ones from Dubstep too, my front one looks good, black grille and black read rings will finish it off.
     
  33. Mick a3

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    Yeah i think they suit mate, Ive managed to get rid of all the chrome apart from the headlights,fogs and and side repeaters. Lamin x will sort that out and my spoiler and new diffuser should be on this week to add a bit more black!
     
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    nice i bet it will look:wub: once its all on there good work mate
     
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    yeah it will finish it off very nicely i think its the little touch's that look best sometimes
     
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    well today i went and painted my front audi rings and while i was doing that i done the silver/chrome surrounds on the air vents in black to :drool:here's some pics of it excuse the state of it bloody rain lol [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  37. Mick a3

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    looks alot better mate! I just got my rear rings in the post today, took about 10-15 mins to wipe all the old **** off and replace them.

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    looks good man , i painted my rear rings yesturday looks good but im gunna get some from dubsport i think how much were they ?
     
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    bargain cheers mate , i just ordered one
     
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    spayed mine afew times now
    first i did them black and changed to white, tried red UUGGRRHH and now they are black again, might try green next
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  42. FranA3

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    cant decide what colour to keep them haha im glad i diddnt do them red now wouldnt look nice at all:puke:
     

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