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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

    y4n New Member

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    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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  3. finesse

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    Excellent photography, professional?
     
  4. y4n

    y4n New Member

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    nah mate, just a hobby. I wish I could make it as a pro though lol
     
  5. finesse

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    what camera?
     
  6. y4n

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    Nikon D80 with 18-105mm
     
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    cheers mate, useful stuff
     
  8. Pete20vt

    Pete20vt Supermoto Junkie

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    Bumper off job?
     
  9. y4n

    y4n New Member

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    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.
     
  11. DJ_Troopa

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    I just popped mine out with a flatty and that was it. Pretty simple matey.
     
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    gonna get mine sprayed up. Canny wait :)



    Thanks for this info Y4N
     
  13. Daz395

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    Come on postman bring me my badge.
     
  14. steve bain

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    ha ha! don't do what i did and snap the surround! fudge! have to get another grill now!!
     
  15. Alex C

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    Not that it matters, but I count 12 little red circles there, not 9 :) ...sorry lol
     
  16. Daz395

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    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.
     
  17. coyle

    coyle From Show... to GO

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    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
     
  18. Daz395

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    Just in case I dont like it black then i can quickly swop it over. It was only £13 so no major expense.
     
  19. y4n

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    lol thanks for pointing that out Cookstein! I should go back to school...:(
     
  20. Daz395

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    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?
     
  21. Alex C

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    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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  23. Daz395

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    Just bit the bullet and swopped the badge to the black one. I can confirm there are 10 clips.
     
  24. slizza786

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    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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    Same as above
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Seeing as the OP hasn't been on ASN for 4 years I suspect not

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