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Opinions Please - Modified Bumper Grill

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by g60leigh, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    What do you think of my attempts on the front grill. I have got sick of the bumper grills not matching my RS4 bonnet grill.

    Half an hour with some metal mesh (freebie)
    some body adhesive (freebie)
    a pair of wire cutters (cost me one f*^&*$g big raw blister on my finger)
    and some satin black spray paint (3.99)

    Think it looks okay and is worth doing the side ones too?

    Cheers guys
     
  2. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    ohh yeah . . also does anyone know where I can get some matt chrome strip so I can edge it to match the grill? or do you think that will be OTT
     
  3. jcb

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    nice, planning to do the same.
    would'nt chrome edge it though
     
  4. AUDI TURBO

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    LOOKS MINT MATE. THATS THE SORTOF THING WANT ON MY CAR.......... EVEN BETTER WHEN GOT FRONT INTERCOOLER FITTED
     
  5. Lee Goodall

    Lee Goodall ..got my head together!

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    Looks really good.. def wouldn't add any edge detail though :thumbsup:
     
  6. Bong Water

    Bong Water In two minds

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    Looks good that, I was wanting to do the same after seeing a pic of B5 with the same mod, its in here somewhere, search for "plastic mesh" he has chromed the edge '8E look' and it looks really good, needs to be done right to pull it off though
     
  7. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    i'm using some steel I had a mate sort out for me, I think it is a fairly close match, looked at the plastic stuff but its about 25quid a sheet plus delivery
     
  8. Bong Water

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    Sorry I meant if you search for plastic mesh you will find the pic in the B5 forum so you can get an idea of what it looks like with chrome surround
     
  9. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    that looks really good matey. i like alot. i think nice looking mods that are near free are the best!
     
  10. Markey

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    That looks really good mate nice job.
     
  11. Blue_Thunder

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    If you need some more mesh for the side grills, buy a couple of disposable BBQ's. The mesh on them would be a perfect size/shape.
     
  12. Z82

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    Looks the bizz :)

    Nice thinking
     
  13. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    I have some of the same. it is pretty heavy gauge stuff and is coated so no risk of rusting (Painted to match as well) side ones are in the process of drying now
     
  14. L1 HCS

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    yeh, it looks good. I'll try and convince my partner to get our A4 done!!
     
  15. Broken Byzan

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    I like it, i did similar when i had my RS4 grille on, i got the grilles from a guy on Audiworld iirc, cut to shape and size
     
  16. g60leigh

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    Done the side ones as well now, (and repaired the ran over one till I get it replaced)

    thought I would throw some pics on to show the completed look.
    also fitted my pressed german plates and genuine german plate holders
    and lowered it another 25mm

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  17. stapo69

    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    Looks good mate, all works together real well!
     
  18. g60leigh

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    Thanks mate
     
  19. WillsNogaroTT

    WillsNogaroTT B cool, B safe, B foolish

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    yep think it looks good
     
  20. Bong Water

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    Looks good, love the plate surround! Dont suppose you have a link for it? Removed my standard one and it kind of looks a bit bare :(
     
  21. g60leigh

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    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/stu-m3-power
     

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