1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Grill with black rings

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Westy, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,295
    Likes Received:
    969
    Done a few searches but cant find what i'm looking for!

    Is the grill with the black Audi logo a diy job or do people buy them like that?
    #1
  2. jojo
    Offline

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    25,932
    Likes Received:
    1,560
    It's DIY, or you can order one from Sportec and pay £££ and I think Damian from DPM Performance also sell them, I'm sure he will be along soon if he does.
    #2
  3. golf
    Offline

    golf ***** rent boy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    1
    Do it yourself, get a flat screwdriver and wedge the grille out, then sand, prime and paint, and bob's your uncle.
    #3
  4. jcs356
    Offline

    jcs356 Brum brum

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,682
    Likes Received:
    34
    Here's my Sportec one. Joe's right - it is a rip off. DIY is what most people have done, and I did my back badge myself.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #4
  5. afcjay
    Offline

    afcjay Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    1
    cant the chrome 4 rings badge be prized from the grill and how does the rear one come off? is it clipped or stuck on?
    #5
  6. jcs356
    Offline

    jcs356 Brum brum

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,682
    Likes Received:
    34
    Front is clipped, rear is stuck.
    #6
  7. Toxik-Signal
    Offline

    Toxik-Signal Andy

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Messages:
    360
    Likes Received:
    0
    To take the grille out you have to take your front bumper off as it only comes out from the back [I certainly had to take it off anyway].
    #7
  8. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,295
    Likes Received:
    969
    cheers guys I'll try and prize the rings out tomorrow and have a look.
    #8
  9. Essflee
    Offline

    Essflee Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,031
    Likes Received:
    27
    Looks good mate... Nice work !
    #9
  10. afcjay
    Offline

    afcjay Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    1
    so is it just a case of sanding until the plating is removed then primer and spray?
    also what is best to use for sticking the 4 rings back on the boot?
    sounds easy enough,may give it a go with some matt black
    how much are they to buy in black?
    #10
  11. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,295
    Likes Received:
    969
    I'm going to keep the chrome out on the grill to break up the dark grill against the dark paint but I want to black out the rings because I think it transforms the front of the car nicely.
    #11
  12. afcjay
    Offline

    afcjay Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    1
    does the chrome surround on the front grill clip off also?
    #12
  13. Essflee
    Offline

    Essflee Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,031
    Likes Received:
    27
    Yes, just use a flat screw driver to prize it off...
    #13
  14. 1animal1
    Offline

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    9,981
    Likes Received:
    31
    sprayed my chrome outer rim from the grill today.... used some black plastikote prima with about 5 coats....was going to do it in satin afterwards but it looked mint as it was so decided to leave it and see how i get on re stone chips etc....
    #14
  15. Dennis Moeller
    Offline

    Dennis Moeller Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    1
    Here's mine...gave the painter 50 and he did it all in the same color as the car!

    [​IMG]
    #15
  16. Essflee
    Offline

    Essflee Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,031
    Likes Received:
    27
    Dennis Moeller...looks very nice mate, keep thinking about doing mine but don't know whether to do the outer crome piece black, the rings black or the whole lot like yours...:think:
    #16
  17. Dennis Moeller
    Offline

    Dennis Moeller Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    1
    I actually bought a new set of the chromed logo in case I didn't like the "all balack" look. I think the chromed will be on again soon, just don't have the energy to take off the bumper again...

    The chrome surrounding which is now color coded is a stayer!
    #17
  18. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,295
    Likes Received:
    969
    I think I'm going all black after seeing that. Dennis that looks wicked. Not sure if it will look as good on a ming blue though :think:
    #18
  19. 1animal1
    Offline

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    9,981
    Likes Received:
    31
    hmmmm, im not so sure the black rings would go on mine yet:unsure:
    [​IMG]
    #19
  20. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,295
    Likes Received:
    969
    I was a bit unsure about loosing the crome outer cos i thought it would be good to keep to break up the dark colours. Now i've seen the photos on this thread i'm definitely going to black out the lot.
    #20
  21. FazS3
    Offline

    FazS3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    1
    Personally i think with a black grill to compliment it the mirrors need to be black or maybe even colour coded with the car.

    With the chrome surround and rings really drops nice with the chrome mirrors.

    If i was to go black, i would go all black mirrors n al!
    #21
  22. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,295
    Likes Received:
    969
    You cant get rid of the chrome mirrors Faz, they're one of the only distinctive features of an S3. You dont want to blend into the A3 crowd :moa:
    #22
  23. Mr.G
    Offline

    Mr.G Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    0
    Fazzah my main man....if you go black i have first refusal on your mirrors! :p

    You have a monster of a car there mate. Can't believe how fast it is. So so so fast.

    Don't forget the RNS for me mate!

    :p
    #23
  24. FazS3
    Offline

    FazS3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    1
    LOL i know, they are awesome!

    But dont you think it would look a lil odd with black grill and surround,from the front would look like chrome bits stickin out lol

    The black grille does look really nice though especially on the darker colour cars!
    #24
  25. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,295
    Likes Received:
    969
    Making the mirrors stand out will make your car look more of a beast and highlight the fact that it is an "S" :thumbsup:
    #25
  26. FazS3
    Offline

    FazS3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    1
    LOL what colour is yours fella, when ya looking to do this?
    #26
  27. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,295
    Likes Received:
    969
    Ming blue. Looking at doing it this weekend. If it looks pants i'll get some new chrome bits.
    #27
  28. FazS3
    Offline

    FazS3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    1
    I see your from herts! Im always in hatfield! Yeah you got me thinking now aswell lol
    #28
  29. Westy
    Offline

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17,295
    Likes Received:
    969
    Well i'll do mine first if it makes you feel better :o.k:

    Yeah I'm in Ware and Hertford most of the time.
    #29

Share This Page