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S3 8L Lower Bumper Insert Trims

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ShaunS3, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. ShaunS3
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    [Mar 3, 2013]
    A question for you all as it's bugging me that much i need to know the answer :)

    Are there 2 versions of the lower bumper insert trims? i.e. early S3's would have a textured satin black effect whereas the later S3's seem to have a smooth primer grey finish.

    I'm being told various stories about these trims and there only seems to be one part number, but no option for what finish they are done in.

    Here's some pics to explain what i'm on about, there is quite an obvious difference between the two.

    S3 with black trims:

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    S3 with grey trims:

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    I have been told that the trims are actually the same but just look darker on other coloured cars. To me, that can't be right as per the above pics.

    The other story i was told was that only the Dolphin grey S3's came with this grey trim as a limited edition?

    Anyone able to solve this one?

    Shaun.
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    [Mar 3, 2013]
    AFAIK they only came in grey.... I am not even sure the parts from a Dealer come painted....

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    Mine look miles off though, as if they have been painted in a light grey as apposed to the darker ones i see on most other S3's. I think the story of this colour trim being limited edition to the Dolphin Grey S3's is sounding more believable....
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    i would say mine is the darker one! maybe previously un-cleaned???? haha
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