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How to: Remove Grill Surround and Front Badge

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by y4n, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. y4n
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    [Dec 27, 2010]
    Right guys, I took my grill surround and badge off to de-chrome it and thought I'd put up a photo of where the clips are to help others who want do this simple mod.

    All you need is a thin flat head screw driver and gentley prise the surround and badge away from the grill.

    Audi badge has 9 clips:

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    Surround has 14 clips:

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    You might find the surround is on pretty tight, just keep at it and it'll eventually come off.

    Hope these pictures help. Thanks for reading :rock:
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    [Dec 27, 2010]
    Excellent photography, professional?
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    nah mate, just a hobby. I wish I could make it as a pro though lol
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    [Dec 27, 2010]
    what camera?
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    [Dec 27, 2010]
    Nikon D80 with 18-105mm
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    [Dec 27, 2010]
    cheers mate, useful stuff
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    Pete20vt Supermoto Junkie

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    [Dec 28, 2010]
    Bumper off job?
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    [Dec 28, 2010]
    no need to take the bumper off mate.
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    Im so glad you said bumper can stay on. Did you lever it out with one screwdriver and pop the clips with another? Ive got a black badge on order and any further advice would be appreciated.
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    I just popped mine out with a flatty and that was it. Pretty simple matey.
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    gonna get mine sprayed up. Canny wait :)



    Thanks for this info Y4N
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    Come on postman bring me my badge.
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    ha ha! don't do what i did and snap the surround! fudge! have to get another grill now!!
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    Not that it matters, but I count 12 little red circles there, not 9 :) ...sorry lol
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    Id noticed that but hopefully ill figure it out. Wouldnt be the end of the world if i snapped the old badge but hopefully i wont damage the black grill.
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    why did you buy a new black badge DAZ and not just paint your yours?
    I painted the badge anthracite, and the the surround black to match the grill, did my rear audi badge too, but decided it looks better off
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    [Jan 11, 2011]
    Just in case I dont like it black then i can quickly swop it over. It was only £13 so no major expense.
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    [Jan 12, 2011]
    lol thanks for pointing that out Cookstein! I should go back to school...:(
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    [Jan 12, 2011]
    Hmm. grill badge just arrived but its got 10 clips not 9 or 12. Does anyone know for sure how many clips are on the 8p grill badge?
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    [Jan 12, 2011]
    well, in the picture there are 12 circles, suggesting 12 clips. But if you actually count the number of clips visible in the photo there are only 10.
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    [Jan 12, 2011]
    Just bit the bullet and swopped the badge to the black one. I can confirm there are 10 clips.
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    [Feb 22, 2014]
    Sorry to bring back a dead post back to life but was really hoping on seeing these pictures as I want to take my badge off to spray it. Any chance of a re-upload?
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