1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dismiss Notice

Gloss/Matt or Carbon black Audi Rings for S1

lfcrule1972 Feb 6, 2017

  1. lfcrule1972

    lfcrule1972 Winter is coming...

    581
    229
    43
    Hi all

    Ok, so I've checked with Audi and it appears that they don't sell OEM black rings for our front grilles.

    I've been looking on eBay and quality/price etc seems to vary a bit looking at the feedback from buyers. Can anyone recommend a seller (doesn't have to be eBay), personal experiences if possible, that sells good quality black Audi rings ?

    Originally I was looking for gloss black to match the car but I'd happily consider Matt or carbon effect if they fit perfectly. I have previously tried plasti-kote on another car but the finish was prone to flaking even with the sealant once a chip or small blemish appeared.

    A link to websites etc would be great - thanks all
     
  2. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  3. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

    32,030
    14,711
    113
    Chris have you tried @mjr901 at parts request
     
    lfcrule1972 likes this.
  4. lfcrule1972

    lfcrule1972 Winter is coming...

    581
    229
    43
    Hi Sandra. Yeah I've dropped Mike a line as well. :sunglasses:
     
    Sandra likes this.
  5. willh92

    willh92 Registered User

    408
    64
    28
    Interested in this also, sceptical about eBay quality as I'd like to change the boot rings to black to match the car too. Shame Audi don't offer black badges as an option, I think they'd make a killing!

    As above, anyone got a set of black badges and happy with them?
     
  6. lfcrule1972

    lfcrule1972 Winter is coming...

    581
    229
    43
    I couldn't believe that Audi only sell the silver, now that I know that I'd happily take a personal recommendation of a seller that does quality black rings that fit perfectly. There was a place that I saw recommended on here in an old post but when I contacted them they said they no longer sell them :(
     
  7. itchyhippo

    itchyhippo Registered User

    64
    26
    18
    +1 more than would like to know the answer to this^^
     
  8. Moggy

    Moggy Registered User

    87
    23
    8
    Raywell design was where I got mine but no more I believe
     
  9. RAF_S7

    RAF_S7 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    1,943
    1,066
    113
    Did mine myself, its really very easy.

    I purchase new OEM rings from the dealer, then painted them as I didn't want the hassle of removing, then cleaning and re-sticking etc.

    (Beware eBay rings - the rings differ between cars size/shape etc)

    Gave them 2 coats of grey plastic primer.
    3 Coats of black gloss (wasn't Audi, just what I had in the garage) - or any finished colour you want
    3 coats of clear lacquer.

    Been on 10 months now, no issues.:racer:
    Rear Badge - Black.jpg
     
    willh92 and lfcrule1972 like this.
  10. willh92

    willh92 Registered User

    408
    64
    28
    I take it you sanded them down a bit before primer?
     
  11. RAF_S7

    RAF_S7 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    1,943
    1,066
    113
    Nope, fresh out the OEM bag, plastic primer straight on. About 10 - 15 minutes between coats, so about 2 hours total. I then left to dry overnight and fitted them (put some masking tape around the original before removing and fitting the black, so that the position was spot on) :racer:
     
    willh92 likes this.
  12. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  13. DeanoC

    DeanoC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    840
    838
    93
    I wrapped a set because i didn't like the black ones on the grill.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
  14. Njck

    Njck Registered User

    20
    4
    3
    How much are the badges from Audi?
     
  15. RAF_S7

    RAF_S7 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    1,943
    1,066
    113

    If I remember correctly £25+VAT

    You can ask Mike via the parts request at the top of the page to quote for you. He usually comes in a little cheaper than dealer pricing.
     
    willh92 likes this.
  16. willh92

    willh92 Registered User

    408
    64
    28
    good info - cheers guys! I'll get a new set ordered from Audi!!
     

Share This Page

Do Not Sell My Personal Information