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Help, I can't make my mind up.

ScottD3 Dec 2, 2010

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What colour shall I do my chromey bits?

  1. Chrome

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Satin black

    9 vote(s)
    60.0%
  3. Gloss Black

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Colour coded

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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    I've taken the chrome off the front grill with the thought of cleaning it or possibly painting it.
    But now I can't make my mind up between chrome, satin black, gloss black or body coloured.

    To try and help me make my mind up I'm putting it to the masses and asking for help in what to do and to post up any example images of B5s with different colour chrome.

    Front of my car with chrome and grill

    Front of my car with no chrome or grill
     
  2. tdia4

    tdia4 TDIPOWARRR

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    mine with matt black.
     
  3. pjw

    pjw Member Audi A4

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    I prefer black outer ring, and leave the rings chrome. Just me like. Im going to be doing this to mine at the weekend.
     
  4. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    That^

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  5. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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    That's nice.
    Did you paint the audi rings or any thing?
    they look to have a bigger boarder than what i've got on mine.
     
  6. pjw

    pjw Member Audi A4

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    I got some black satin paint to do exactly the above tomorrow. Ill post a picture once its on to see what its like.
     
  7. daz616

    daz616 Member

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    how easy is it to take out the rings before spraying and is it worth taking out the lower grilles aswell
     
  8. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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    The rings are just clipped in. bit of fiddeling and they pop out.

    Lower grilles?
    the ones in the pumper?
    I left mine in, i'm only interested in the chrome bits.
     
  9. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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    I painted the grill black and never liked it.
    I striped the paint off and went back to chrome.
    The chrome matches the colour better i think.

    Thanks for the pics and info.
     
  10. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Chrome is evil :p
     
  11. eoeumc

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    Looking at the pic with no grille looks better colour wise. So maybe a satin black would be a better looking one to go for.
    There is a pic of the car I am getting next week in my thread about what to do about this. That's black and no emblem and looks ok to me :)
     
  12. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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    My Motor with the chrome.
    [​IMG]

    It does look alot better with it than with out i think.

    With nothing. lol
    [​IMG]
     
  13. eoeumc

    eoeumc Member

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    I didn't mean no grille what-so-ever, I meant just a plain black grille!
     
  14. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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    I know what you meant.
    I was just messing about. lol
     
  15. eoeumc

    eoeumc Member

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    :p lol
     
  16. phoenixv6quattro

    phoenixv6quattro staylowmovefast

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    I was looking at foxys car and decided (bout 8 months back) to spray the outer border aluminum. Did this to the rings too. Same colour as the alloys so it matches nicely. Gets rid of the chrome too (yes it is evil). Had an rs4 rep grill (now sold to the dude that recently sprayed his car all white)that was all black and I think it looked too bland.
     

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