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Is the S3 front grill badge a straight swop for the s-line badge?

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    I am just about to put the S3 front bumper and grill on my 2008 , when i take of the S3 grill badge , will my s-line grill badge just pop in it's place ?
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    I believe the s-line badge wont fit mate. I know NHN (Nigel) done a little bit of modding to the badge so it fit and look the part. May be worth PM him for advice
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    No it isnt.. Quite had to get lookin right too
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    Anyone got some photos of the grill without the badge on? Just to see what's underneath.
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    Any suggestions ?
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    I just took two quick photos of my optic S3 grill. Excuse the dust its been laying around for good 6 months i should really put it on the car haha.
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    Well did you talk to Nigel after? I also know Sem did some thing to put it on a facelift S3 grill.
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    There ya go

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    Damn benskin was faster :p
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    :p
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    Thanks guys i have sent Nigel and seb a message, will wait and see ,Cheers again
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    N8KOW is the man to ask. He has an S3 grill with an S-Line badge.
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    So does Nigelia but i tried to search for his thread earlier without success.????
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    Thanks for that , am i right in thinking that the s-line badge will need glueing then , into where the S3 badge was ?
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    Yeah it seems that way mate.
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    So, Finally i think i am right in that once you remove the S3 chrome badge it leaves a small bracket that was holding it , then i have to glue the whole s-line badge along with its clips in the empty space. sounds to me that it will be a badge stuck on top of the old S3 clip, Sticking out a bit rather then fitting in flush, Hard to put in words !
    Or do you pop out the s-line chrome badge from it clip holder and stick that on the S3 clip holder, if that makes any sense at all !
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    NHN removed the S and the 3 off of the backing leaving the flat clip still in the grill. He then removed the clip from the back of a s-line badge and stuck it onto the S3 clip.
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    Thats what I did with mine too. Just use a stanley knife blade to cut off the excess plastic and glue together with a strong water resistant glue
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