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My New Mod

antowens Aug 19, 2014

  1. antowens

    antowens Car Nut Regional Rep

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    In preparation for my honeycomb grill i am going to order i thought i would make my fog surrounds look the same


    So abit of honeycomb grill and abit of hard work and here's the result hope you like it

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  2. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I have some in my shed still...helps keeps leaves out of intakes and intercoolers as well
     
  3. allanmb

    allanmb Well-Known Member Team Tango quattro Audi S3

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    Do you have a before photo? I think my car already has a honeycomb mesh around the fogs!
     
  4. antowens

    antowens Car Nut Regional Rep

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    This is on a preface mate so the B8 before the one you have i think the new ones come with the honeycomb mesh moulded in mine never
     
  5. antowens

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    They do have plastic covers behind but i replaces it with some mesh and i think it looks really smart not massively noticeable but its the small things
     
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  6. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Very true
     
  7. P40ULW

    P40ULW single and skint? how? oh cars!!!

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    Looking good ant, try and get some more pics if you can :)
     
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  8. benjie

    benjie Well-Known Member

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    Echoing others, I think it looks spot on. Great job!
     
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  9. antowens

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    Thanks mate
     
  10. antowens

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    I will do mate but its hard to get a picture of
     
  11. antowens

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    20140819_152933.jpg
     
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  12. Zafi

    Zafi Well-Known Member

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    Expamet ;)
     
  13. antowens

    antowens Car Nut Regional Rep

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    Whats that mean hahaha never heard that one before

    But thanks i guess hahaha
     
  14. benjie

    benjie Well-Known Member

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    I think your handiwork has sealed the deal with my thoughts about buying an RS4 front grille as these will match it nicely. Where did you get the mesh stuff from?
     
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  15. antowens

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    Thanks mate and just of ebay just searched honeycomb mesh and found it it came from polland has a few different sizes i went for the 30mm x 10 mm and the sheet was 100cm x 40cm powder coated gloss black
     
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  16. benjie

    benjie Well-Known Member

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    Great, thanks!
     
  17. antowens

    antowens Car Nut Regional Rep

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    Doesnt the RS4 have the honey comb mesh i know it does on the main grill but doesn't fog surrounds have it
     
  18. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    :icon thumright:As above, well done fella, it's on the ever growing list
     
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  19. antowens

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    Thanks mate glad you like it
     
  20. Zafi

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  22. hades-

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    did mine a few month ago does make it look better

    also did my B7's
     
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  23. razza1

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    They do, but the fog surrounds are a different shape I think as the bumper is different shape
     
  24. antowens

    antowens Car Nut Regional Rep

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    Ye the b8 RS is a different shape dont know about the B7
     
  25. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    b7 rs4 is also different from the s-line b7.
     
  26. antowens

    antowens Car Nut Regional Rep

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    We live and learn ay learn something new every day i believe is the saying
     
  27. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Was easy to do in the b7, should be just as easy on the b8 I hope...
     
  28. antowens

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    The only thing i found hard was because the surround has a few bends and arches to it so trying to get it right takes some time
     
  29. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    didn't you use a hairdryer or heat gun for the curves ?
     
  30. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    yeah the B8 is just as easy as the B7
     
  31. antowens

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    I used Aluminium mesh mate not plastic
     
  32. razza1

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    Coolio, a job for when she's out for drinks ;)
     
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  33. antowens

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    Ye i done mine this morning while she was in work also the passenger one the back unhooks of it but the drivers one you have to Dremel it or cut it of some how don't know why Audi made one side removable and the other not but hey ho
     
  34. Arkious

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    fantastic job! this is on my to-do list on my A3. where did you get your mesh from?
     
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  35. antowens

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    Thanks mate and just of ebay came from Poland took about 3 days i think just search black honeycomb mesh and it came up comes in different sizes

    Ebay number is 110854214316
     
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  36. rum4mo

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    That is normally because access is required, used to be for towing point, forgotten if B8 has that there. I've done that a few times with previous cars, though I sprayed the wire mess.

    Anything that keeps stones, filter tips and beech leaves out can't be bad! (oh and receipts)
     
  37. antowens

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    The towing eye cover is on the bumper not behind there the only thing behind it i can see is a few pips hahaha
     
  38. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Gold Supporter Audi A5 Black Edition TDi

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    Great job ant, think you may have started something with this mod.
     
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  39. antowens

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    Thanks mate and ye seems like it doesn't it it looks smart when done as i said not massively noticeable but its the small things
     
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  40. P40ULW

    P40ULW single and skint? how? oh cars!!!

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    Great work @antowens love to see new mods taking form!
     
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