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

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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...
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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.
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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..
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    Much prefer it.

    Look great!
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    I like it. Looks more sporty.
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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?
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    or buy one from vagparts without the silver bit for 28.90!
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    Satin black paint from halfords =£3.99
    p1200 Wet & dry =£1.99

    Super sporty looking grill = priceless.........
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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!..
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    Nice :)
    Makes the car look more menacing. Me Like v much.
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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 ****.
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    I actually have the blacked out S4 grille on mine with the blacked out lower part in the sport bumper...
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    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.
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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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