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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nally, Jul 7, 2012.

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    Hi guys
    i have a smal chip in the rear of my 2009 A3 sline valance.
    Its just paint so I am not too fussed but I got me tthinking I may remove them both and reprint in bright silver
    rather than the matt grey colour that's on it now.
    any ideation on how to remove ? Also and clour codes?
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    Mira just the middle bit on the front I want too change
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    i think that silver looks nash! i saw a red RS3 today driving about and honestly i do not like that front bumper or the over done silver bits!


    also you got something sticking out of your exhaust (in case you didnt notice :jester:)

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    It's from a pic I took for clear your car. It got me £10 so well worth it it's my ez wheel brush I bloody love it
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    I need one of those in my life ..can't get my sponge\micro-fibers to the back of the narrow wheel slots. It took me 1 1\2 hours to clean mine last week.
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    As for that front splitter, I think on the facelift models it just unscrews. have a looks underneath and you should see a couple of fixings.

    i really want to spray mine gloss black as I have an ibis BE car.

    Might do it today actually! hmmm
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    This pics says it all it's perfect for my wheels I got the smaller one
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    My thoughts exactly
    on the be the darker would look bbetter
    on the sline with crime grille silver would look better IMO
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    And i thought i was the only one who used the ez detail brush for my exhausts!!

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    Nevermind the brushes guys, it's that Peugeot 207 that's caught my eye ;)
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    And what a lovely shrub that is that its parked next to

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    right, well my splitters off. 5 torx. start pulling from each end to start with. go easy. it's basically a cover for an existing cross piece. so you don't want to yank the whole lot. just the outer shell.

    once each ends un clicked you just need a hard yank from the middle. then he's off. Just be careful with the thin down pieces, they're only crappy thin plastic.

    im off to find me a rattle can.
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    I am a little bit Ubsessed with detailing
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    Supeised it's not the red 12 plate new shape 3 series that caused a stair
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    No dear it' looks a bit like privits but it's not.
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    Thats great thanks make sure to post up when your done . Is the front the same story ?
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    Sorry, i should have been more specific, im doing the front, not the back.

    Just sanded all stone chips out of it, done first layer of primer.

    Then im gonna sand it again to make sure surface is mint, then one more primer, then a couple of coats of the shiny stuff.
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    Thanks I think I am gonna do a matt silver on mine
    may paint same day I get the swirls out my paint just saves taping it up too
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    Half way through sanding it down....^^


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    What the car looks like without the front splitter....^^


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    Shiny glossy splitter....^^

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    Sorry about the crappy photos, but they'll do!

    Looks loads better than it did to start with.

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    Old one ^^
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    Awesome your a Ledgend
    what was your prep and what did you use may do monroe tomorrow the black really suits it with white bumper and be grille
    thats why I want mine silver ( brushed alloy colour) do it stands out
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    firstly I used wet and dry sand paper.

    I used a medium grade to start off with, just so I could get rid of some stone chips. Then after that I used a fine grade.

    I then cleaned it all up, sprayed some grey primer on it (2 coats).

    Then gloss black over the top (3/4 coats).

    Takes ages to dry. best to leave it overnight really.

    i used a brand called "plasti-kote" but any will do that suits exterior uses.
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    Spot on where did you get the platicoate halfrauds ?
    I am looking for a mat silver colour
    great work btw
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    did you also paint the rear valence?
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    No, I want to, too afraid I'll balls it up..
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    i got it from my local hardware store, not a big brand name place.try homebase or B&Q. I dont like to use Halfrauds.
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    Think it woul need some clever masking up. May do done photoshopping before I commit.
    Defo want it done tho
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    If you could photoshop me a gloss black one too that would be great :)
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    I'll post up my rear end if necessary? Don't read into that...!!
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    Lol my dads got it on his laptop I am gonna try and use it tonight
    if I figure it out I'll be happy to help
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    Sorry got side tracked looking at polish and ccompounds
    got my das pro today with meguires mf system and 3m untrafine polish and pad
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    No worries, no rush.
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    ******* update ********
    i officially hate photoshop it's so damn hard to use I thought it wa just like paint took me almost 9 hours to make a shield shape ( over a few days) so for now I give up

    Anyway here's what I've been up too hope you enjoy!
    new toy !
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    Clay underway
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    new worklight
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    Security let me in at 12am stayed till 3am only corrected the bonnet and wings
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    Day after I looked at my results
    wing corrected ( I later refined this )
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