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Make Chrome Audi rings on back of car Black

jackj Mar 30, 2011

  1. jackj

    jackj Member

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    Hi all,

    Sorry if this has been posted before but couldn't find anything ...

    Anyway, I'm thinking of making the Chrome Audi rings on the back of my car Black.

    What is the best way to do this? Simply paint them? Or use some sort of Chrome remover?

    Massive thanks in advance!
     
  2. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    You can either remove them and sand them down (don't have to remove all of the chrome coating), then use some etch primer, then paint or you can buy a a ready made black emblem made from ABS plastic, so it won't chip or scratch and show the silver underneath (as may happen if you paint your existing badge). I bought a black one off Ebay and intend to keep my silver one to put back on the car when I eventually come to sell it. :)

    BLACK AUDI Badge BOOT Emblem LOGO S2 S8 S3 S4 S5 Q5 Q7 on eBay (end time 05-Apr-11 20:45:11 BST)

    Paula x
     
  3. c_w

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    How do you remove the rings off the boot? Have had a look on the inside but can't see any sign of clips etc?
     
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  4. jungleman

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    the best way is to heat them up with a hairdryer, get some dental floss to cut through the glue that holds them off and then so road tar remover to clean whats left of the glue
     
  5. c_w

    c_w Well-Known Member

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    Ah IC thanks, so they're just stuck on like the other badges on the boot!
     
  6. jackj

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    Thanks Paula!
     
  7. jackj

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    Thanks for the input/advice everyone, I will get on with this at the weekend and post my results up :)

    Cheers!
     
  8. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    No probs, Jack. Happy to help! Have debadged my cars a few times now and modded badges etc, so as said above, the trick to getting the badge off easily is heating it up a little bit first. If you find that you have some sticky residue left where the badge was, you can use a clay bar along with some clay lube or quick detailer to get rid of it. You will do just fine! :)

    Paula x

    EDIT Oops, nearly forgot to say, ..you can use some masking tape to show you exactly where the badge was for re-applying in the right place, ..don't want wonky rings, lol :laugh:.
     
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  9. Daws88

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    Wonky rings is not good lol.
    I think this will be a future mod myself.
    Cheers for advice Paula.
    Look forward to seeing the finish product Jack!!
     
  10. jackj

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    The finished product (sorry about the delay!)

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  11. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Jack, that looks totally lush! Top job you did there, well done!!! :)

    Paula x
     
  12. AudiMafia

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    also the diffuser on the bumper needs to be sprayed black would look nice
     
  13. sturs4

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    Here's mine i did last week,Really easy to do.I do recommend fishing line as its a bit stronger.The front badge just simply clips on.

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  14. jackj

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    Thanks Paula, yeah it really suits the car much better than the chrome rings!
     
  15. Smoothie

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    Just to add a little red on the scene:

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  16. jackj

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    Looking very nice mate!

     
  17. JamesS4cab

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    Jack - what did you use in the end? They look great.
     
  18. Daws88

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    Good work guys.
    I am waiting for my black rear badge to be delivered, and may also take off the front badge and spray that!
     
  19. jackj

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    Hi James,

    What did I use for what mate?

    And thanks for the kind words :)

     
  20. JamesS4cab

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    Sorry - did you spray the black rings or just buy them already black!?
     
  21. jackj

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    Not a problem lol, and I bought them black :)


     
  22. JamesS4cab

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    Link pls?
     
  23. jackj

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    Got them from eBay - do a search on there :)

    Let me know if any problems and I'll dig out the seller for you!

     
  24. Daws88

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    I bought mine off a seller called jamesgcars
    I have just fitted mine. Will get a pic up later!
     
  25. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    see post 2 dude from paula there is a link on that post to the ebay black rings
     
  26. jackj

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    That is actually the place I got mine from ha :) Cheers for pointing that out Fran!

     
  27. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    haha no probs dude :)
     
  28. JamesS4cab

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    Thanks Fran!
     
  29. jackj

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    Hmmm I'm considering changing my front rings from chrome to white to match the car .... anyone else done this?
     
  30. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    i think white rings on a white car looks very nice , a member on here has done it to his S3 looks spot dude
     
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    I'll have to do a search for that - cheers buddy!
     
  32. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    no worrys dude , i think its the guy who done the rs6 front grill conversion dont know if that would help at all when searching try it
     
  33. jackj

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    Yeah the one with the white Bentley wheels? Looks amazing!

     
  34. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    yeah thats the one fella couldnt rememeber his name , mattandrew his username is
     
  35. Niaz

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    Hi mate i love your car im 17 and i got a white audi too and sprayed the front grill completely black even the badge but now thinking if i shud spray the front badge white like u wanted to just wanted to know if u did do it at the end? if u did can i see some pics thanks.
     
  36. Medlen1985

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    looking really good. here are a couple of pics of mine. i used plast dip which allows me to keep everything on the car and spray directly on. great stuff and can be removed if you dont like it.

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    front grille

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    back including the lettering

    cheers Jamie
     

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