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plastidipped grill yes or no?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by R34nel, Jun 10, 2013.

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    I have done this on my standard A3 grill on a black car which I think made it look better. I have since purchased a proper BE grill but on the S3 grill I'd stay chrome. Looks amazing to me so let that baby shine :)
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    You think the chrome looks amazing?
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    Thought yours was white for some reason? Didnt know you were in the black club too :D

    i personnaly prefer the black, but the Chrome grill and mirrors, is part of the S3 presence. I will probably change at one point but no idea when.
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    If I'm honest I wish I had gone for white but the black does look great when it's clean!

    The reason why I used plastidip was so I could just peel it off easily, literally took me five mins to do, didnt even mask it up just peeled of the overspray
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    Personally I think it would have looked better with the outer ring left chrome & the grill itself done in black rather than leaving it titanium colour, would be a long job pulling of the chrome detail strips to do it though.
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    just did mine yesterday, very happy with the results. Although with urs u've got way more chrome on the center. U should have sprayed the whole thing. Im gonna get another can and do my centre section soon.
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    Love the black surround and as said it peels off so you can revert back,not sure about doing the four rings as you need a focal point imho
    That said its your pride and joy so if your happy then good stuff.
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    Did mine at the weekend, sprayed the whole grill as it was grey before.

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    Why does no one like chrome around here? :)
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    did you mask off behind your grille to protect your radiator or take the bumper and grille off?
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    I poked some cardboard up from underneath to cover the rad but when I took it out there was barely any overspray on it and I did a good few coats getting the paint into all the edges of the grill so I'd say you could get away without putting anything behind at all.

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    The plastidip looks great but as said above, the rings should stand out a bit more... possible colour code with the car? down side its an extra bit to polish ;)

    Pricey looks good! I like it!
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    wrap it easy to do and if you get the wrap off ebay it will be cheaper
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