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Painting front bumper grills black

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by SiGainey, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. SiGainey
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    [Sep 25, 2011]
    Anyone got any pictures of this done either black or dark grey? Preferably on a silver S3 :)
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    [Sep 25, 2011]
    I've thought about it but imagine the stone chips!
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    [Sep 25, 2011]
    Can't look any worse than my "teenage" front bumper lol
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    Smokey_clark 12th Gear

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    [Mar 7, 2012]
    Bumpetty Bump!!

    Thinking of painting my door blades and bumper inserts black on a silver S3 but not sure if its worth it.

    Any pics?
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    [Mar 7, 2012]
    Everytime i look at your ming Karl, i think of mine...love the colour and nice signature pic.

    Agreed about stone chips and like most, I have only done the grill surround which is a piece of p*ss to unclip and paint.

    Been debating the grill spray job for a while myself and reckon that i'll do when the weather warms up a little as, whilst it could get a little tedious, the grill looks so much better in black paint than the cheap-looking grey plastic.

    There are a few member on here with it painted black and it does look great. The only other thing that bothers me is that my fmic will then stand out like a beacon beneath it but i guess that you can't have it all.
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    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    [Mar 7, 2012]
    Iv done it to my minger blue A3 if peeps want to see, matt black and no chips :)
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    [Mar 7, 2012]
    Be good to see? Think on an S3 though the grey bits should stay grey (even if you have sprayed the grill black)
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    [Mar 7, 2012]
    All our cars look exactly the same from the front! Even Westy's!
    you could just take this pic and and change the plate and nobody would know!

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