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De-chromed Facelift Grill

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by steve555, Mar 22, 2010.

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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    Finally got round to being brave enough to remove the grill surround, which came out surprisingly easily lol. Gave it a quick rub down, and prepped it for painting. Gave it plenty of coats of halfords matt black and a couple of lacquer, using hot air gun in between coats to speed things up a bit.
    Left overnight to harden properly and fitted first thing this morning.

    I think the results speak for themselves. It matches in perfectly with the rest of the grill.

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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    wow you really did get a 100% spot on colour match, looks great nice job!
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    Nice job!, certainly makes things a bit better looking at the front :)
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    very nice, thought about getting rid of the slats behind the rings and poss mesh'ing it?
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    Can't fault that, looks spot on! :icon_thumright:
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    Like it! think i will be doing that when mine comes back from Bill's
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    any pics from a distance?
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    good job that matey :)

    i did this at the weekend to her A3, but broke the chuffing surround :( still sprayed it to see what it looked like on the kingfisher.....so if anyone knows any with an A3 grill ;)
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    Thanks for all the comments people :)

    Sulaiman : I'll get a pic from distance for you as soon as I can

    1animal1 : Is her A3 a pre-facelift? As i have a pre-facelift grill lying around ;)

    Could paint it for you too if you like, if it is pre-facelift

    Steve
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    cheers for offer Steve.....but nope its a FL mate
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