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Chops S4 thread

Chop. Sep 12, 2015

  1. Chop.

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    Trick this has been the biggest pain in the *** ever

    The liquid dip was a mess and wouldn't stick to the chrome so I pealed it all off

    Iv been to a couple of people local and they weren't keen to paint as they couldn't say it wouldn't wear or chip round door frames

    Roof bars is a head lining out job and I know I would break something but I'm still concidering just masking and painting myself with etching primer and black but I need premises with a heater etc as my garage isn't big enough

    I have purchased some vinyl tape so will be giving that a try and I might give the wrapping a try too but it's just not warm enough outside yet and I stay at a really windy bit

    Half my trouble is I'm trying to do it on the cheap but I'm just not keen to pay £200-£300 up town for something that's a simple job but it's looking like I might just need to

    I know it's crazy to grudge the money on a car that cost this much especially when I'm spending £300 on air filters but when I know in my head I can do these things myself but I just don't have the place or the equipment anymore it puts me off
     
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  3. xpoweruk

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    That's sounding pretty awesome already :)
     
  4. Chop.

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    I'm dying to take it for a run, Iv been listening to the video all nite :)
     
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    I was hoping for better news, you are where I am at, however got to find a solution as that chrome has got to go. I can paint, have my own paint facilities, I just need to get the bits off the car. Was looking at painting roof bars on, just make sure you mask properly as any edges will lift and wreck the whole job. If I was you I go with wrapping on the roof bars. I am a perfectionist so the idea of wrapping on window trims does not sit well but balance is having doors stripped out and all the rattles and ill fitting that could come from that.

    I need to do grille (which I am going to buy in gloss black) and paint trim on front and rear bumper in body colour. Why they didn't do black out on the Limited Edition RS4 beats me!

    If you can get hold of a second hand window trim or roof bar I will have a go at painting FOC for you/me just to make sure it can be done. (I don't paint cars I paint components to a higher quality to normal car finishes)
     
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  6. Chop.

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    Yeh bud chrome must go I feel it's letting the car down now as its not the look I want

    I'm on the look out for some black roof bars, I think with some lining tape and a steady hand you could prob get a not bad edge on the roof bars but getting the tape off would be tricky

    I think the window trim would be a mare to paint and seems like serious work to remove

    I can see me just paying to get it wrapped or having a go myself until I get it right as its easy to take off if I make a mistake, which I will
     
  7. Chop.

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    Off to work but I like it ! ....... image.jpeg
     
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    Deffo works for me Chop
    Black n yellow is a cracking combo
     
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  9. Chop.

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    checked the mirrors this morning and there looking good, might even get them on for a run tonight

    haha cant get that song out my head now..... black and yellow black and yellow black and yellow.....
     
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  10. GjrBartlett

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    Looking forward to the pics!!
     
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    How easy is it to take off the fog light surrounds for paint??
     
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  13. Chop.

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    There not too bad to do

    If you put a thin flat head screw driver on the inside of the ring it will pop out and sideways at same time
     
  14. Chris Nelson

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    looks mint that mate i like the rear lights tinted :D
     
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  15. Chop.

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    Thanks mate, the lights made a big difference I think
     
  16. Chop.

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    Right here it is in the day light...

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    Sorry Iv started with stickers now :-0
     
  17. Chop.

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    if no one sells it make it yourself

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    Will get it fitted the morn :)
     
  18. Chop.

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    Wait till tomorrow who was I kidding......

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    Have to say I'm very happy with it
     
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  19. GjrBartlett

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    Evening Chop,

    What did you paint the fog surrounds with?
     
  20. Chop.

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    Hey bud

    Grey plastic primer and some satin black

    I'd recommend etching primer if it's on chrome as it would help the piant stick better and maby stop some of the stone chips going right through
     
  21. GjrBartlett

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    Thanks mate, I'll look to give it a go.
     
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  22. xpoweruk

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    Yellow n Black FTW :blackrs4::s4addict:
     
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  23. Chop.

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    Cheers XP I'm off this week so it might even get a polish ( if the rain stops )
     
  24. AlexA4Avant

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    Inavitivie is always better than bough from the shops and looks proper mint
     
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  25. Chop.

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    Cheers bud
     
  26. scotty76

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    Scary face! Like it! :)
     
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  27. matt_cunningham1985

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    Looking good mate! Where did you get the German flag window decals from?
     
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  28. Chop.

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    There off eBay bud only a couple of £ for 4

    That was another reason for keeping the badge red so it ties in with the flag

    All part of the master plan ;-)
     
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  29. Chop.

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    Cheers Scotty :)
     
  30. JG51 AUD

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    Looking the dogs nuts Chop, although I like the idea of black/yellow S4 badge suggested by xpoweruk.

    Keep up the good work. :salute:

    JG
     
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  31. Chop.

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    Thanks buddy

    Always a possibility u know me maby next week :-0

    Oh and there is some yellow wrap on its way for door trim and I hold you and XP 100% responsible :)
     
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  32. JG51 AUD

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    We'll take the blame, if it looks good Chop, if not, your on your own, hehehe!
    JG
     
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  34. Chop.

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    Hahahaha ok
     
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    Have you got a link by any chance? Can't find them no matter what I type...!
     
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  36. Chop.

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    Yeh bud I'll get it
     
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  39. Chop.

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    Well the wrap is out !

    I'm not sure what I think yet but I do know I'm getting carried away and quiet enjoying myself :)

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  40. JG51 AUD

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    That's looking surprisingly good Chop, even better if you had yellow leather centres on the seats.

    Sorry Chop, note to self, stop putting ideas into other members heads and costing them money! :whip:

    JG
     
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  41. AlexA4Avant

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    Make the interior a lot nicer to look at imo
     
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  42. Chop.

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    Hahahah JG I don't take much encouraging :) keep em coming, £7 for some wrap ain't bad

    Cheers Alex there's no going back now ( well there is I can just peel it off )

    So ladz it's all kicking off now as Iv took the dash surround off too :-/
     
  43. Chop.

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    Dash was too much yellow so it's just the door trim and passenger front

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