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Dechroming S3

Brandon1802 Oct 7, 2020

  1. Brandon1802

    Brandon1802 New Member

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    HI all,

    Sorry if this post has been answered before.

    I'm quite new to this forum so i thought i would post my first post. I wanted a black edition s3 but i couldn't get myself to pay the extra premium for it. I bought my s3 from an older couple at a good price so i couldn't resist it! However I want to make it look like the black edition as much as possible. Has anyone had any experience with getting the chrome window trim and front grill wrapped gloss black ? I have had a few quotes and they are ridiculous. Just wondering if it better to just find a black grill online and leave it at that?
     
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  3. rafletcher

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    What do you consider a ridiculous price to be?
     
  4. Brandon1802

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    £650 for it all
     
  5. rafletcher

    rafletcher Registered User

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    Yeah, I’d agree with that!
     
  6. Brandon1802

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    Fair enough, I'll ask around for more quotes
     
  7. Adam14

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    Cost me £250 for the chrome on my S5. That's windows, under grill bumper and spoiler


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  8. Brandon1802

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    Hi mate, where was that at?
     
  9. Fatbloke

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    Going to get mine done gloss black. Was quoted £200 for windows each side and front grille surround.
     
  10. Adam14

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    Vinyl One near Brighton, although a few others nearer where I live in Cambridge quoted similar price.

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  11. Brandon1802

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    Okay thanks for the replies!
     
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  13. alpesh26

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    I have a genuine 2017 facelift black edition grille that I can part with if you're interested? You will need the S3 badge off your current grille. Drop me a PM if interested
     
  14. Brandon1802

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    Hi mate, I can't PM people on this forum yet as I am too new and have not posted enough, could you pm so that I could reply to you?
     
  15. s3bow

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    Did the black edition swap on mine last year. £160 to wrap the window surrounds , bought a genuine grille and side grilles from TPS and painted the rear valance parts in BE colours. Carbon mirrors and black rings. Job done.

    Chris.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2020
  16. Dubjam

    Dubjam Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Dechroming isn't complete until the original tailpipes go :)

    Just ordered these..

    s-l400.jpg
     
  17. Brandon1802

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    Any idea what the side grills part no is mate?
     
  18. Brandon1802

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    Where we're those from mate?
     
  19. Adam14

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    Why didn't you just get the OEM ones powder coated? That's what I did and was very cheap :)

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  20. Dubjam

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    As I would like to keep the originals so I am able to put the car back to standard come selling time.

    But I do appreciate a powdercoated satin finish would be nicer.

    For £15, they are worth the punt and can be returned if no good.
     
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    Will do
     
  24. Adam14

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    Ahhhh fair enough! Sounds a decent punt then


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  25. s3bow

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    Thought I had pics of the bags they came in but can't be sure as they sent me non S3 ones initially (blanked off) but a quick search on ebay :
    8V3807682QESM
    8V3807681AE ESM

    Double check those though.

    Chris.
     
  26. slinemfc

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    How did you remove and fit them? Have a PFL and need a new passenger one as mine is damaged. Have you still got your old one?

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  28. s3bow

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    There's a screw in the top corner iirc and then be brave and give them a good pull out. I had the bumper off at the time so could push from behind too. They're a "good fit" !

    Chris.
     

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