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In Two Mind's

CMD Oct 5, 2010

  1. CMD

    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.
     
  2. simon.m

    simon.m Active Member

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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
     
  3. CHRIS555

    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.....
     
  4. simon.m

    simon.m Active Member

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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
     
  5. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Akoya Silver.
     
  6. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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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.
     
  7. crazypainter

    crazypainter Member

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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??
     
  8. CMD

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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.
     
  9. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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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?
     
  10. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I just found THIS while I was browsing, if it's of interest.
     
  11. CMD

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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.
     
  12. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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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 ...
     
  13. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    I'm warming up to the idea of Satin Black vinly as it's easy on easy off.
     
  14. jd26

    jd26 Member

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    Coll how is this strip removed bud? Not stuck on?
     
  15. crazypainter

    crazypainter Member

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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.
     
  16. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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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!
     
  17. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Would it be possible to vinly wrap it whilst it's on the car.
     
  18. CHRIS555

    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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  19. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    It would be easy for a man of your caliber to take it off Colin.
     
  20. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    I get nervous working on my own car.
     
  21. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I'll bring a screwdriver to AITP...
     
  22. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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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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