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DIY blackout grill's - what do you think?`

technics100 Dec 6, 2005

  1. technics100

    technics100 Active Member

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    What do you think? Did it myself with Halfords satin balck paint... [​IMG]

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    Sorry for crappy pics, taken with my phone...
     
  2. arthurfuxake

    arthurfuxake Controversial & Contradictive

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    Looks pretty neat.
    Did you prime it first, or just spray straight onto the chrome?
    Let us know how it holds up to the old soap sud.
     
  3. technics100

    technics100 Active Member

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    gave it a quick rub with some P1200 and a spray of primer, then a coat of satin black..I thought it suited the car, as I have black window rubbers etc on the car..
     
  4. gizze

    gizze Member

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    Much prefer it.

    Look great!
     
  5. HTC

    HTC Active Member

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    I like it. Looks more sporty.
     
  6. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks great, I much prefer the dechromed look on Audi's. Took me ages to find one that didn't have all that bling down the sides.
    Trouble is won't it look a bit messy once it's got a few stone chips on it revealing the chrome underneath?
     
  7. The911SC

    The911SC Active Member

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    or buy one from vagparts without the silver bit for 28.90!
     
  8. technics100

    technics100 Active Member

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    Satin black paint from halfords =£3.99
    p1200 Wet & dry =£1.99

    Super sporty looking grill = priceless.........
     
  9. The911SC

    The911SC Active Member

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    yeah.. but think about all that personal labour time!... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    and... until stonechips get the paint off... it does look good!..
     
  10. kmtam72

    kmtam72 New Member

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    Nice :)
    Makes the car look more menacing. Me Like v much.
     
  11. dstech

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    I did this a while back.

    Sanded the grille down, sprayed 3 coats of primer, then 3 coats of black, then 2 coats of clear......guess what? The painted started chipping after about 500 miles were put on the car. I definitely say get the molded in color version. Once mine started chipping it looked like ****.
     
  12. The911SC

    The911SC Active Member

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    I actually have the blacked out S4 grille on mine with the blacked out lower part in the sport bumper...
     
  13. i did mine on my b5, unforunately i spend forever repainting the bugger because it gets stone chipped more easily as the paint doesnt stick to chrome very well.
     
  14. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    I guess it's a personal preference thing. I got an matt-black S4-style replica grille for my previous B5 about four years ago. It cost about £41 from my local stealer. Kept it on for about six months, then decided I liked the original look better & swapped 'em back. Best of all, I stuck the replica up for sale on Ebay & it went for £55!!

    I've noticed people selling all-chrome kits on Ebay to bling up the main and lower grille sections. Saw an A6 the other day with this kit on & it looked /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif
     

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