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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jonny1985, Jul 24, 2013.

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    Well I made good use of been down south on holiday and called in to see rob on the way back home . I picked up this little gem .


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    So once I got it home it was cleaned polished and waxed ready for fitting it to my car.


    So the car started like this


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    Then I followed A3 Kent's grill removal thread and set about getting it stripped down. Can't believe how easy the front bumper comes off. Anyways once bumper was off I masked everything up ready to spray the crash bar black .


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    I used hammerite smooth black satin finish . picked this up from local motor factors out of the clearance bin result.


    So all back together and with a temporary short number on this is the result .


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    I am stumped on what to do for my front plate . I want a short pressed metal one . Think I sud b able to get that its getting it attached to my grill without drilling the plate hmm..


    All comments welcome as usual .
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    I'll be honest, not sure I like that tbh, any distance shots as its to closeup to really gauge the look.

    To fit plate, just cable tie a smaller plate to the grill, then double sided stick your original plate to this, easy job :)
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    Looks rather dashing. I bet It feels even better knowing you did it all yourself. I know it did when I changed my grill.
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    Nah will get some distance shots tmra . Yerh that's what rob was saying about cable tie a smaller plate to the grill. Just need to find a short pressed plate now lol
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    Yerh its good to do it yaself
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    Good effort :)
    Personally I'd have grill black to match the surround or a silver surround to match the silver grill.
    Just my preference :)


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    I am thinking of getting new wheels in a gun metal finish so should match the grill tbh . Or the grill myt end up gloss black lol
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    Love the look of the RS3 grill. Looks so aggressive, especially when u see it tanking towards u in the rear view mirror lol :)


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    Lol tanking towards you lol
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    need to spray the foglight cover mesh to match
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    Well after humming and harring I am going to spray the mesh gloss black . well my cousin is as he owns a body shop. See if that looks any better
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    Good choice ;)
    Going to look mean lol :)


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    Grill looks perfect the way it is imo. But I never did get the whole PAINT IT BLACK thing though
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    Looks good maybe you could change fog grills to match centre grill, get some honeycomb mesh in the fog grills mate
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    looks fantastic!

    dude, can you pm me the details where you got it, price etc, I'm gonna get one :yes:
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    Wise move :)
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    Looks nice!
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    Be better gloss black lol
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    matte i say :p
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