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Painted my grill black...opinions?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Kris_fenwick, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Kris_fenwick

    Kris_fenwick Member

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    Painted my grill black last weekend. Opinions?

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  3. Keram

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    That looks awesome on your car !
    Always wanted to do the same but don't know will it look nice on dolphin grey ?
     
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  4. S3 AEX

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    Looks nice, car looks really well also.. What did u use to paint it? Did u remove grill?
     
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  5. Kris_fenwick

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    Yeah I had to take the bumper off and also removed the grill. Just used a satin black rattle can to paint it. Used a plastic primer and also took some sanding down with wet and dry to make sure the paint sticks to where chrome used to be.
     
  6. InvincibleA3

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    Looks very nice ;) a*
     
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  7. gogz s3

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    What a difference, nice one. Love the car.
     
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  8. Moffat

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    Looking good!
    Are they 18s or 19s?
     
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    Looks good!
     
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    Looks amazing, so does the car!!
     
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  11. Kris_fenwick

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    They are 19s mate
     
  12. Dan-Jnr

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    Great colour change on the grill, suits the front end well.
    Been thinking about doing the grey looking lower spoiler black on my S3.
     
  13. y2kcurran

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    Great change, looks spot on mate.

    Black grills look great on dolphin grey IMO!
     
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    Great job, looks awesome
     
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    so much better mate, looks great :)
     
  16. S3 AEX

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    I'd love to do mine but I'm useless at owt like that. If any one fancy's doing it for me there more than welcome. Obviously a few tokens your way
     
  17. Lukeyb

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    I like that, are you just talking halfords satin black rattle can? Been thinking about doing mine with spray paint and your result I think has swayed it, ill give mine a go
     
  18. Lewbo

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    Looking really well mate, front end looks mean. I painted a grill black on my 1st s line few years ago. Looked good was got stone chipped to death so next a3 it came with optics and is miles better, so only had a genuine optics since so just be careful of stone chips. It's a lot cheaper than a optics though good effort.
     
  19. Lukeyb

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    the difference being about 210 quid between an OEM black grille and a can of spray paint and some wet and dry !
     

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