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wrapping bumper inserts and door blades, anyone done it?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by willh92, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. willh92

    willh92 Member

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    As above really, i'm thinking of wrapping the rear bumper insert, door blades and the grill surrounds in the front bumper as well as the chrome grill surround between the headlights.

    Has anyone done all these bits before? How difficult is it to remove the rear bumper insert and the front grill surrounds?

    Ive read up on how to remove the door blades and think i've worked it out, going to wrap them all in a sort of glossy anthracite colour - to match how i want to get the wheels done.

    Any pictures of yours done too would be good!

    cheers
    Will
     
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  3. Bennys3

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    I have mine done in combat grey I got someone too do it for me tho! I never got the upper grill done tho!
    Here's a pic of the front and rear

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    Not a massive difference between my colour and standard but it's easier too keep clean and looks fresher
     
  4. willh92

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    how much did it set you back if you dont mind me asking?
     
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    I was £140 too get it done then an extra £40 for headlights too be done
     
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    Get in touch with damo.h on here - he's the man for vinyl wrapping stuff. And yes, others have done this in various shades.
     
  7. Nick101

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    I painted my front and rear bumper inserts satin black, only took about half hour to do including drying, a lot cheaper than wrapping!
     
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    Pics of this?
     
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    Half hour? Did you bother preparing the surface lol
     
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    Am intrested in this also have a black colour s3 deciding how to do it what shade
     
  12. c3jys

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    What did you use on your headlights one of mine going bit durty coloured lol


     
  13. willh92

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    Alright yeah I'll give him a message, does he do the wrapping or just supply vinyl?
     
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    Yes, I did prep, all it needed was a good key with a scotch pad and a wipe with solvent, lightly dusted with paint, 2/3 layers, jobs a good-un! Was a nice warm sunny day, hence the quick drying time.

    Ill try get pics for you mate.

    Did my front and back rings and the grille surround too, these had a dusting of etch primer first though.
     
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    carbon fibre side blade.jpg

    Carbon Fibre wrapped side trim

    front grill.jpg

    carbon wrapped grill surround and black audi badge

    rear bumper.jpg

    Rear bumper colour coded

    close up rear bumper.jpg

    Rear Bumper colour coded close up

    hope this helps :)
     
  16. S3Hendry

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    Yeah don't know if I would go through the effort of painting my trim, not because it's a bad idea but I'm hopeless when it comes too paint. I need to do something with it, just to fresh it
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    Lol
     

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    Either. He's wrapped his black S3 in sky-blue, which if you've seen it you'll know is a quality job.
     
  19. Bennys3

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    c3jys i never done any of the wrapping at all mate i got it done from a guy in dundee he does alot of the gumball 3000 car wraps! i think it might be laminx? not 100% tho
     
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    Why do all the good people live sooo far lol are the headlight done in wrap too
     
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    yea the headlights are wrapped thats what i think are wrapped in laminx
     
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    Thats fine thanks for that
     

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