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Honeycomb fog grille mesh (RS6 look)

KrisKrk Dec 12, 2016

  1. KrisKrk

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    Got inspired by one of the members who did this easy mod and decided to also have it done. Thanx niedzial 1983

    I've chosen however, the harder way (as majority in my life) and decided to bring the mesh slightly to the front.

    But from the beggining.
    Couldn't get smaller piece of that mesh online and in here, had to order the whole 110x40cm piece.
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    Cut out need piece
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    Final shape adjustments
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    and it look nice already
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    Now the fun part started but didn't taken pictures yet but as the "battle" continues, I'll upload them later ...
     
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    Oh, btw
    will have some mesh left overs in 2/3 of the size.
    Whoever would like to tackle this mod, easy or hard way. Lol
     
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    AutoJack Member Audi A6 quattro S-line owners group

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    good luck with that; have you done the main grill?
     
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    Ooohhh Noooo! Wayyy too complicated and difficult to bend to all curves.

    I will replace it with one of the RS replicas. Got one on my list also, as next step. Fog one's and main one will be matte black plasti dipped.

    First got to finish the fogs and paint them, than main one as it requires bumper off
     
  6. AutoJack

    AutoJack Member Audi A6 quattro S-line owners group

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    yes, I've just seen the main grill replacement procedure on youtube and it does look daunting, but will attempt it in the next few days as I've just ordered a full chrome grill!
     
  7. Markjb

    Markjb Active Member Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Which grill have you ordered AJ? Think I'm going to change mine soon for a honycombe one. I hate the standard Facelift S-Line grill, it's grey and horrible!
     
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    AutoJack Member Audi A6 quattro S-line owners group

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    I agree with you Mark on the standard s line grill, and my one was also missing the full number plate trim so was unsightly, and just bought this one as it was a cheaper option [​IMG]
     
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    Markjb Active Member Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Good luck fitting, doesn't look too hard a job - and you'll be getting rid of the horrible standard grill :)

    Before and after pics??
     
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    just need to source the badges; 4 rings, and Quattro.
     
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    I personally prefer shorter plate holder.

    Yeah, pic's please
     
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    Markjb Active Member Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Both look good :)
     
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    Pulled all nighter and ...

    after an hour of trimming with dremel and shaving the honeycomb to fit into the fog grille frame, this what I got out

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    Trimmed also the bar running across to house honeycombe

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    Now off for glueing and filling the gaps with melted plastic.
     
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    Good work :)
     
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    Mesh sitting well in the fog grilles frame.

    Now filling gaps with glue and another cure time
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    After that, sanding down to more natural look and painting.

    Tbc ...
     
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    Another night with grilles.

    Sanded down to satisfied finish and first cote of PlastiDip
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    trough to the last, 5th one
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    Happy with it but I think Missus will be furious with the smell of the spray in the livingroom. Lol

    Once fitted will post up some pictures.
    Also, just had the delivery of the main grille.
    That is drying up now after few coats of same PlasiDip and will be fitted on also shortly.
     

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    Have you tackled the grill replacement yet, AJ?
    Managed to source the badges?

    With my grill I got the plate holder, RS6 front and back badges, front logo/rings and quattro badge.
    As my car isn't RS6 nor quattro, I would be willing to pass on the RS6 and quattro badges. Interested?
     
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    AutoJack Member Audi A6 quattro S-line owners group

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    Not yet, but just got the badges last week, and thanks for the kind offer! :)

     
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    No problem AJ.
    Take care
     
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    Here it is:
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    "She" is embarrassingly dirty so first picture from the parking lot, at night.
    Once clean will post another picture, hopefully with better light.

    Main grille is already Plasti Dipped in matte black with silver Plasti Dip badge, waiting to be fitted shortly.
     
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    Main grille finally ready
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    To be fitted soon
     
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  25. AutoJack

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    very nice; love the plate, where did you have it made?
     
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    Thanx AJ,
    It will look vicked on, I'm sure.
    These are the Gel 3f plates from eBay.
    Few guys there selling them @ £28-£30 for a pair.
    Plain, no other marking, apart all necessary ones lto he road legal
     
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    AutoJack Member Audi A6 quattro S-line owners group

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    great choice; just saw the 3D pressed plates, so going for a pair on mine!
     
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    Cool. Wanted to do the letter on the plate also in matte as hate chrome or gloss finish but thought of overdoing it and scrapped the idea.

    I've posted the ad for the big, wide quattro badge for sale:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/quattro-big-badge.304709/

    This is fitted on to the lower part of the main grille.
     
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    Finally, after last wash in 2016 last night, managed to take some pictures of the grilles in day light.
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    Had to tweak the pictures slightly as these grilles were not showing properly. Nicely blacked out tho.

    Small addition to the car also: audi-sport.net stickers in the drivers right corner windscreen and matching one at the back

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    Tints, reflections and sun visor strip doesn't help on the pictures but in real life it is nice and delicate addition.
    Whoever wants to see it, will notice it.

    Big thanx to our Moderator Sandra for sorting those sticker for me.
     
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    I've attempted the main grille replacement last night but don't have the socket extension long enough to reach that nut at the back of the bumper.

    Screwed back all together and frowned faced went home :crushed:
     
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    Hi, I also did the fog mesh upgrade a few weeks ago. Simple but makes such a difference to the car. I wasn't quite as detailed as you though, I just glued it to the top and bottom rails.

    I just swapped out my grey sline grill. I did it without removing the bumper. Just removed the 3 bolts on top and pulled the grill and bumper back which allowed me to get my hands down behind the grill and I just felt for the 12 screw heads. It's not easy by any stretch but it's an option if u don't want to remove the bumper. U can tell where the screws will be by looking at ur new grill.
     
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    Brilliant tip, Thanx mate.
    Will give it a go one day.

    I presume it will also depend on hand size.

    Grille is held on normal Phillips screws, right?
     
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    Torx 20 I think mate. Yeah my hands got pretty shredded but if u have someone holding the bumper back or maybe wedge some wood in the gap then I think it would be fine.
    10 are pretty easy (4 top, 4 bottom and 2 part way down from top) but the 2 I struggled with were the 2 directly behind the crash bar. Took me ages to get these out.
    The tools I used were a small socket with the Torx bit and a tiny ratchet, pic attached.
     

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    Finally, after weeks I've managed to get some time to fit the grille.
    Armed with 12" long socket extension, got to the bumper back screws.

    Had a bit of struggle with all the oem grille tabs hidden within the bumper grille frame but got it off. New one fitted just nicely and within seconds was properly installed.

    Need to wash the car but here's how it look like:
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    Nicely matches with fog grilles done earlier.

    I'm sure after a good clean and in daylight it will look even better.

    So far I'm chuffed with the result.
     
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    Looking very good, so looks like there is no easy way to replace the grill without removing the bumper then.

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    No Prav, there is no way I would be able to squeeze my hand in between the grille and radiator like "rmctri" advised.
    You have to take the bumper off.

    There are two screws at the bottom of the grille and four at the top, behind chrome surround. Rest is all secured with tabs.
    Mainly they are at the bottom half of the grille but two on the left and two on the right just above grille middle line, are pain in the back side.
    I could not detach whole bumper off due to tight headlamp washers hose fitment and had to rest it on 6pack of mineral water. Driver's side came off easly but right hand side, where the washer bottle is , is connected tight and didn't want to damage anything.

    There are small openings at the back of those tricky tabs to insert somethin and pry them up.

    Replacemet grille had no tabs so replaced it and secured it with original and additional screws. Sits nicely and flush with the bumper.

    Bumper to refit wasn't easy also but managed somehow.
     
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    Hey Kris, are the fog-lights hard to take off?
     
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    not that difficult, have a look at the video below

     
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    As above Crossmax, not difficult.
     
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    My "lady" needed TLC lately.
    Glad to present finished product of fog and main grille mod's:
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    After wash and clay she's nice, clean and shiny
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    Each side of clay for each half of the car. Sore shoulders and frozen hands but was worth it
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    Love this look!
    Now, rest of the chrome's have to go.

    Despite all the cleaning and clay and polishing, it is pi....ing rain now and tomorrow all the glory will disappear:sob:

    Till next time ...
     
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    Looking very nice now... You can give it a coat of sonax bad/ bouncers d&d mix and should keep it shiny for a few weeks.

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  43. Markjb

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    Looks good. What colour is the car? I see you've gone for teh complete black grill / surround and have chrome trim on teh sides.

    Was thinking of doing that but worried it may look "weird". It looks great!

    M
     

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