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Roof Rail question

~RS~ Feb 22, 2009

  1. ~RS~

    ~RS~ Active Member

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    I wanted to switch out my black roof rails for chrome ones, but after reading what a tedious task it is to retrofit roof rails I started thinking about the possibility of spraying my ones without removing them from my car... Is this just a bad idea or does anyone think it's feasible?
     
  2. kaz219

    kaz219 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I suppose it is doable but on an a3 - i would strongly advise so get anything done properly. There's no point of doing a half-arse jobs as it will ruin the car... I had a cheap wheel refurb (diff colour, rough edges) and ended up getting it done properly again which cost me £45 more which i could have saved...

    Defo worth doing it properly?

    Is it really that hard to change the roof rails ?
     
  3. ~RS~

    ~RS~ Active Member

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    Cheers Kaz219,

    I hear you about doing it properly, just seemed like lots of work just to change out the rails. From what I read the head lining must be removed amongst other time consuming procedures. Just checked with Audi and they quoted me £226.19 each chrome roof bar! Couple that with the cost of having them switched over for a real shock :wacko: Guess I'll definitely be spraying them then :) unless I see some on ebay etc, but I will look into having them removed for the job to be done properly.

    Anybody retrofitted them on here?

    Cheers for the advice mate, how you liking your new A3?
     

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