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options for my split grill?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by devonaudi, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. devonaudi
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    [Jul 19, 2012]
    Guys and Girls

    What options (and opinons) have i got for changing my split grill (03-05 preface lift) i dont want to change it for the facelift as i like the split grill.

    but I found this on ebay.... FK Audi A3 03-05 8P Black Front Upper Debadged Grill | eBay

    Is this any good in quality? will it look naff?

    Or im thinking of just spraying the chrome surrounds as i hate chrome bits. does anywhere sell new surrounds in black to match the existing?

    thanks
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    Why don't you just get the chrome bits sprayed? And then order a black audi badge? .... that's what i would do. I'm not a fan of non-oem parts, bad experiences with them in the past.
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    Debadged grill is a no for me, plastidip the chrome on your existing grill IMO. Like this ...

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    Wicked, that looks so much better.

    Next questions

    Can i just pop out the Chrome surrounds? will the clips break off?

    plastidip ive heard of but never seen, is it easy to use like spray cans?

    thanks
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    You can get the grill wrapped in 3m and get the audi badges matte black off ebay, like mine

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    Agree with Tim
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    I managed to get the upper chrome surround off for plastidipping,

    any tips on getting the bottom one off?

    thanks
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    most defo black ftw when it comes to the split grill models
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    What's that front spoiler/splitter you have Fran? quite like that
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    Standard cupra front splitter, not expensive at all. Just needs a the lugs trimming and screws to attach it.
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