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B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by cov73 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:12 pm

I was after some advice about de-chroming my b7 avant and wondered what's the best way to go about it.

Is it best to get the chrome parts ie window frames,grille,roof rails wrapped or professionaly sprayed? Is there a like for like kit available to swap the parts over? I was after a gloss black finish.

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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by FrazerD » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:24 pm

Most common way to do it is spray the grill and wrap the window trim and rails.

I swapped my rails as it isn’t that big a job, I also got my window trims wrapped as a back hander but wish I had paid do get it done right the first time, I will do in time.

A few folk have gone gloss black and regretted it, might be worth thinking about before going through with it.

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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by MikeFish » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:52 pm

I replace my grille with a genuine black one then sprayed the window trims. I had the wing mirrors sprayed titanium at the same time.

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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by cov73 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:36 pm

FrazerD wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:24 pm
Most common way to do it is spray the grill and wrap the window trim and rails.

I swapped my rails as it isn’t that big a job, I also got my window trims wrapped as a back hander but wish I had paid do get it done right the first time, I will do in time.

A few folk have gone gloss black and regretted it, might be worth thinking about before going through with it.

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Thanks for the advice.

Would matt black be a better option then? Do you have to drop the headlining to remove the rails as I can't seem to see any caps covering fixings etc
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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by cov73 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:37 pm

MikeFish wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:52 pm
I replace my grille with a genuine black one then sprayed the window trims. I had the wing mirrors sprayed titanium at the same time.
What colour did you opt for? Did you have to use special primer?

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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by FrazerD » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:53 pm

cov73 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:36 pm
Thanks for the advice.

Would matt black be a better option then? Do you have to drop the headlining to remove the rails as I can't seem to see any caps covering fixings etc
I think so personally but it depends on the look you want and the colour of your car.

Part of it yes, here’s the guide I followed.

https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthre ... Roof-Rails

Just stripped it down again tonight as it’s going on to the body Shop next week and trying to save myself a pound or two.

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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by cov73 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:43 pm

FrazerD wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:53 pm
cov73 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:36 pm
Thanks for the advice.

Would matt black be a better option then? Do you have to drop the headlining to remove the rails as I can't seem to see any caps covering fixings etc
I think so personally but it depends on the look you want and the colour of your car.

Part of it yes, here’s the guide I followed.

https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthre ... Roof-Rails

Just stripped it down again tonight as it’s going on to the body Shop next week and trying to save myself a pound or two.

Cheers :thumbs:
That's great. I'll have a look through that when I get 5. I've actually had the headlining down before as I swapped the sunroof over as it was damaged. It shouldn't be to bad a job. I'd rather have the rails off if they're going to be wrapped.

I think ill go for matt black now.
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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by FrazerD » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 pm

cov73 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:43 pm
That's great. I'll have a look through that when I get 5. I've actually had the headlining down before as I swapped the sunroof over as it was damaged. It shouldn't be to bad a job. I'd rather have the rails off if they're going to be wrapped.

I think ill go for matt black now.
If you are going to the effort of removing the rails, why not replace them with black optics rails.

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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by cov73 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:21 pm

FrazerD wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 pm
cov73 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:43 pm
That's great. I'll have a look through that when I get 5. I've actually had the headlining down before as I swapped the sunroof over as it was damaged. It shouldn't be to bad a job. I'd rather have the rails off if they're going to be wrapped.

I think ill go for matt black now.
If you are going to the effort of removing the rails, why not replace them with black optics rails.

Cheers :thumbs:
Do you have a link for when I can get some?
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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by MikeFish » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:38 am

cov73 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:37 pm
MikeFish wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:52 pm
I replace my grille with a genuine black one then sprayed the window trims. I had the wing mirrors sprayed titanium at the same time.
What colour did you opt for? Did you have to use special primer?

Cheers.
The windows became matt black. Not sure about any primer as I took it to a body Shop to do the works.

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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by FrazerD » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:51 am

cov73 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Do you have a link for when I can get some?
I got them off eBay, any Avant with black optics will fit.

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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by cov73 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:26 pm

FrazerD wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:51 am
cov73 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Do you have a link for when I can get some?
I got them off eBay, any Avant with black optics will fit.

Cheers :thumbs:
All I can see on eBay is rails for roof box's and a few for a4's in silver. I might just take them off and get them wrapped.
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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by FrazerD » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:57 pm

cov73 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:26 pm
All I can see on eBay is rails for roof box's and a few for a4's in silver. I might just take them off and get them wrapped.
I got mine from an Avant that was being broken.

Cheers :thumbs:

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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by cov73 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:43 pm

FrazerD wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:57 pm
cov73 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:26 pm
All I can see on eBay is rails for roof box's and a few for a4's in silver. I might just take them off and get them wrapped.
I got mine from an Avant that was being broken.

Cheers :thumbs:
Oh i see. Nice find👍
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Re: B7 rs4 avant de-chrome

Post by dhali » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:38 pm

FrazerD wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:57 pm
cov73 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:26 pm
All I can see on eBay is rails for roof box's and a few for a4's in silver. I might just take them off and get them wrapped.
I got mine from an Avant that was being broken.

Cheers :thumbs:
Same here . Along with the rest of the window surrounds . Except the rear quarter window as that has the rubber built into it so I used my silver one and etched primed it and sprayed it black . Btw you also have to cut it at an angle to match the black optics surround .

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