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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by CMD, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. CMD
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    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    I'm in two mind's about the alloy trim the run's along the back bumper (below the boot).Should i paint it satin black to match the front grill's or leave it alone.
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    what colour is your car mate if its red silver or any light colour id say black would look ok me i like the alloy my self
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    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    Find yourself a second chrome trim, then do it! That way if you don't like you can swap it back - I've done the same thing for my rear diffuser - or, although i'm not sure of this, you could go to a print / design shop and have it wrapped in some black memory film to see what it's like, then if you don't like it just pull the film off.....
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    or you can put some black electrical tape on it for a day or two to see if you like it this will give you the same look so you will no if its for you or not
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    Akoya Silver.
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    Chris i'm the same. I have bought spare top and lower grill's as i have painted one set satin black i also have a spare brushed alloy interior cabin trim (full set) also bought a used cam cover which has now had a make over for next summer. I was thinking of covering the rear alloy trim with satin black vinly.
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    You got any other 'chrome' on the car? I have the same on my car but no chrome pack or anything else like it so not sure what its supposed to tie in with, looks random to me??
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    No chrome on mine the only item's that are chrome are the front and rear ring's and the A4/ 1.8T badges all window trim's are black as standard.
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    I did mine Avus silver to match the wheels/mirrors/door rings etc, but that wouldn't really work for you.

    How about wrapping it in CF to look a bit different?
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    I just found THIS while I was browsing, if it's of interest.
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    Jame's i thought you struck gold. I was just about to hit the BUY IT Now button before i read the ad again this trim is for an Avant only (gutted)
    But thank's James well spoted.
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    Nah it's my fault mate - I thought I had struck gold as for some reason I thought you had an Avant - dunno why :think:

    The two aren't compatible - BTDT ...
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    I'm warming up to the idea of Satin Black vinly as it's easy on easy off.
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    Coll how is this strip removed bud? Not stuck on?
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    There are loads of little tabs on the back. I bought a spare strip and its in primer , just need to paint it and lacquer it.
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    You need a small flat screwdriver and carefully starting one end prise it away from the bumper. Its a fiddle and very fragile, and there are LOTS of little tabs which break very easily!
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    Would it be possible to vinly wrap it whilst it's on the car.
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    It would be easy for a man of your caliber to take it off Colin.
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    I get nervous working on my own car.
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    I'll bring a screwdriver to AITP...
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    James i have a shed load to do to my car ,the rear trim mod will be shelved if i run out of time..
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