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S3 front mask grill

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by kachnak, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. kachnak
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    Hello, I cannot find on internet front mask.. black matt or chrome. Also black matt logo. Any body know some place when is possible it buy? My old mask is broken.
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    Most people just spray there old ones tbh. That's what I did and it's much easier and cheaper. Only ones I know that come in matt black is vw signs.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    The other alternative to painting it is to get it wrapped in vinyl.
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    Ooo I forgot about adding that, good call
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    I've tried spray painting with 4 layers of matt plasticoat and it chipped. I then got the body shop to paint it body coloured with primer, main coat, and laquer and it chipped. Now it's been wrapped and its not chipped :) it's much tougher.
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    I wrapped mine. It tends to get chipped if you spray it.

    Thats from my own previous experience anyways. Maybe im just not great at spraying lol
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    camscockle20vT The stigs ugly brother

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    Well i used halfrauds matt black spray, gave the grill a good rub down with some wet n dry aswell as giving it time to dry inbetween coats, i put 3 coats and a few touches on the corners! Hasnt chipped in the 5months of doing it.
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    you can get a badgeless grille from ebay for about 20 quid, looks better and wont chip
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    I used plasti dip for mine. 18 months without a problem. Only downside is the matt black doesnt quite match the rest of the grill so will have to do that at some point to. Is the black car in that pic yours?
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    I have also plastidip but after 1 year it is going down. I think put audi logo to vinil is hard from 1 piece of vinil. Maybe i will try plastidip again. no upper car is not mine, my car is this :)
    214.jpg http://euroscene.net/stance/214.jpg
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    Need it lowered mate!! Lol. Did you prep it before? I rubbed mine down first. In theory with plasti dip you dont need to but its gotta help. Also i removed it and did the back also. They sell a primer that adds to the strength but that loses the pulling off ability. Daz
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