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Spraying Front single grill and chrome surround?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Seaneylad, Sep 14, 2010.

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    [Sep 14, 2010]
    Do i buy a new grille and surround on ebay already black setting me back 100+. or do i spray it?

    ive sprayed other parts on my old fiesta, grills etc, and they turned out ok, i know alot of people say they chip easy, i had no problems on my zetec s fiesta. are the audi grills and chrome surround just as easy? or is it more likely to chip, all advice is helpful. thanks sean
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    you will prob find that the ford stuff is cheaper stuff and will key and paint much easyer! i cleaned my front grill with fine wire wool and it came up mint, chrome is hard stuff and you wont get a good key to it so thats why it might chip and flake off! you could etch prime it first and that might help!!
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    hmm yes the ford stuff was cheaper, and i can see what you mean it proberly keyed alot better, turned out well though.
    i might do do a little overtime or save for a few weeks, and buy on the net, get one for around 100-120 then atleast when i sell the motor i can swap to all orignal parts and flog the rest on cheap, il have a lot later, as the grill is a smooth texture, unlikes fords
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    I have had my S-Line grill sprayed gloss black and kept the chrome surround. It was done by a good bodyshop in Portsmouth, and so far i have not had any chips on it.
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