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Bit of a quandary

Leevr Jun 1, 2018

  1. Leevr

    Leevr Registered User

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    I've got a gloss black grill, gloss black front splitter and gloss black rear diffuser. Do i get gloss black or gloss carbon wing mirror covers?
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  3. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter

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    I reckon either will look good carbon will stand out a little more. If you want to keep the styling theme id say gloss black to be honest.
     
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  4. Lehn

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    I'd go for gloss black to make the look complete. Here's a very quick Photoshop edit I did at work just to give you an idea of the result.
     

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  5. Martinbanshee

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    IMO
    1st choice: Leave them silver
    2nd choice: Carbon
     
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  6. jamiepaton5

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    Gloss black then do the wheels the same.

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  7. Jud

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    Gloss black, or leave silver to match wheels

    My carbon splitter should be here today from Maxton :)
     
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  8. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter

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    Carbon, gloss black is boring, I got the dealers to swap mine before collection.
     
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  9. Tom.H

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    Go with Carbon, still looks black until you get closer.

    I fancied a challenge so fitted my own, had them a couple of months before the car was built :grinning:
     
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  10. oli356

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    Yeah I'd go carbon, as Tom says you can't really see its carbon until close anyway
     
  11. daytonamart

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    Carbon first, then gloss black for me.

    lovely colour btw. great wheels too.
     
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  13. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter

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    Yeah I had mine ages as creweaudiparts had them on offer on this forum. Bought them ready for when I was going to buy a certain PFL S3 off of someone on here :whistle2:
     
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  14. S32B

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    Gloss black with the roof gloss black as well!!!
     
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  15. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    I have had both aluminium and gloss black door mirror covers, both cars had the black styling pack, loved the aluminium covers they complimented the Sepang paint very nicely ,as do the black covers with Voodoo blue never thought the black mirror covers would look so good but they really do and Viper green is from the same ilk as voodoo blue so l would go black ,genuine oem carbon mirror caps look exquisite but are expensive
     
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  16. jassyo06

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    Best photo l have of a black winger lol

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  17. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    20170613_210635-3024x2268.jpg I'd go carbon as they do look black until you get closer.

    If you want black though I do have a pair available:whistle2:
     
  18. Flying Scotsman

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    OEM carbon mirror caps would look great against the green, but as Jassyo mentions, pricey, but what the hell, you only live once.
     
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  19. Tom.H

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    Pricey unless you get a good price from a dealer on eBay, then they're a bargain compared to the normal asking price :grinning:
     
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  20. jassyo06

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    Yeah good deals to be had every blue Moon lol
    If one of my door mirrors where stone chipped or damaged l would do carbon mate..... But l have the mindset of once l have got my car l have spent enough on it, l don't modify as it hinders saving for the next car lol
     
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    for me it would be carbon. As previously mentioned, they look black until your closer
     
  22. PanamaS3

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    I second this....black disappear....wheels are silver/grey....I like the contrast....but if anything carbon
     
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  23. PanamaS3

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    car is looking STUNNING mate !!!!!!
     
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  24. randy4

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    Gloss carbon imo plus possibly gloss black roof as mentioned above
     
  25. randy4

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    Still waiting for my splitter from Maxton they’re out of stock when I purchased
     
  26. Leevr

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    Decided to go carbon, can anyone from their own experience and purchases recommend some proper covers not just ones that go over my covers thats already fitted. I'm not rich so going aftermarket UK based delivery would be preferential.
     
  27. Jamesey78

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    There's a few dealers on eBay who put OEM ones on for around £150-175 every so often. Got mine from Stoke Audi on there for £150.
     
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  28. Leevr

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    Found a set on eBay from the Czech Republic. £275. Says genuine audi s3 covers. He's also got a set for £190 but There's a blemish in the lacquer.
     
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  29. Tom.H

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    If you're not in any rush mate I'd hold out, as Jamesey says you often find dealers selling them for a reasonable amount, I paid somewhere around £170 for mine.
     
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  30. Leevr

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    Need them for july 15th. Entered in a local car show.
     
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-A3-...390255?hash=item362932352f:g:TwkAAOSwD5ZZw4mJ
    Audi Sytner have these though they are for "lange change assist" cars, however I bought my set for 170 from them. Drop them a message and ask if they have the normal ones (albeit, idk what the difference is).
    They have listed things for me after I've sent them a message, and depending on stock I've just gone to the dealer and collect.
     
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  34. Tom.H

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    Lane change mirror covers have a cut out

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  35. Leevr

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    Got these through today. Fantastic quality.
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  37. Leevr

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  38. Tom.H

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  39. Jimbob76

    Jimbob76 Roof Rails Enthusiast

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    Very nice indeed - reckon you made the right decision! :sunglasses:
     
  40. Jimbob76

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    How easy to fit mate?
     
  41. Tom.H

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    Nice and easy, the genuine Audi ones come with very good fitting instructions. The weave is slightly different too in that it stays at 45 degrees.
     
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  42. Jimbob76

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    I couldn’t put my finger on why these looked so good, but it’s that 45 degree weave. Good shout Tom!
     
  43. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Shows how much attention I take...never even noticed that lol

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