Chrome blackout !

Stubie

Registered User
Guys , I'm want black out the chrome trim around the windows on my avant ! The only blackout tape I can find is from the states . My other option is masking around it and painting it with plasti dip !
What have you guys found ??
 

simon.m

Registered User
think if it was me id paint it would only take 5 mins to do it i have a feeling the tape would start to lift after a few mths
 

AudiLeon

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VCDS Map User
How hard is it to get the window chromes off though?
 

CMD

Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!
One of ASN members done this mod last year, someone will pop along later and help you.
 

simon.m

Registered User
i thin there was a guy that did it not so long ago and he put a post up showing how to do it as he just uncliped it did not look like a big job. but you dont need to take it off if you are painting
 

Wheelmanwayne

Registered User
I bought a couple metres of gloss vinyl (folded it in half to save doing the job twice)cut the shapes out roughly applied the vinyl with the help of a little heat for folding it around the corners etc then trimmed the excess with a sharp scalpel.
A good job should last at least 3-4 years and it takes about 2 hours
 

iyrix

Registered User
Anyone got a link to where i can buy this? would be interested in try it on my car.

Cheers
G.
 

4NT

Terminal Douche Bag!
At factory order time Audi called it Black Optics pack if that's any use to you whilst searching etc.
 

AudiLeon

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VCDS Map User
Surely that knackers it?
 

hades-

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VCDS Map User
if the tapes put on good it wont lift
its been on my old b6 for over 2 years
painting is an option but ots a big job to remove the trims
tape up and pain is quicker
 

Wheelmanwayne

Registered User
To remove the strips is a big job door cards off windows out the clips/bolts holding the strips are inside the door,
I'll upload some pics of mine before and after I blacked it out with gloss black vinyl

before
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after + its having tints done in the below pick, chavy some might say but they have a purpose stopping the sun getting to my 9 month old twins eyes & theres a few toe rags in birmingham haha
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Turkster

W.Bro.Paul 2.0d Q5 Quattro
you can also buy from the dealers blacked out strips rather than re chroming them, i did look into this option,
 

Greeny233

It's all about the V8.
I believe on the Avant the rear side window trims are part of the windows so the rear side windows have to come out. So using vinyl or tape/platidip will be the easiest option. I tried carbon Di-Noc film on mine and it only took about an hour to do one side but i didn't like it so off it came.
 
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