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      03-21-2012 02:28 PM #1


      Turning them into one grille that looks factory is going to be a challenge. Anyone have any suggestions for the best way to bond the ABS. The honeycomb from the A6 grill is getting trimmed out and down to fit inside of the A3 Grill after its been hollowed out.

      No plate filler in my future.
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    3. 03-21-2012 02:35 PM #2
      why not just use this one?

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-2007-20...449062&vxp=mtr

      cut the mesh off the ebay one and put A6 one on

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      03-21-2012 02:43 PM #3
      i would say if your car was a faclift A3 just go for the RS3 grill but if not i have seen a couple of people on Audisport.net pull this off it looks pretty aggressive if done right

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      03-21-2012 02:50 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by tp. View Post
      why not just use this one?

      cut the mesh off the ebay one and put A6 one on
      I'm looking to get rid of the plate filler completely and then I'm making a carbon fiber surround. It should look pretty good on my Lava gray. I thought about cutting up an RS3 grille but this route is a little more affordable and the extra size of the A6 grill gives me more room to play with.
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      03-21-2012 08:10 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by ceese View Post
      I'm looking to get rid of the plate filler completely and then I'm making a carbon fiber surround. It should look pretty good on my Lava gray. I thought about cutting up an RS3 grille but this route is a little more affordable and the extra size of the A6 grill gives me more room to play with.
      here is a guy who did it in the UK with a RS6 grill
      http://m.vagoc.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?t=3208








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      03-21-2012 09:13 PM #6
      DAMN!!! That looks so good!^
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      03-21-2012 09:45 PM #7
      I like this.
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      03-22-2012 04:15 AM #8
      so much mesh.. it looks like a chicken should be behind there but to each his own

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      03-22-2012 08:29 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by sleepy3 View Post
      so much mesh.. it looks like a chicken should be behind there but to each his own
      LOL. i couldn't resist


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      03-22-2012 11:38 AM #10
      wheres the baby chicks for the fogs?

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      LOL. i couldn't resist


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      03-22-2012 01:06 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by sleepy3 View Post
      wheres the baby chicks for the fogs?
      ha. i'm sure someone can do a funnier one, maybe if i feel like wasting time tonight.

      In seriousness though, i think the honeycomb looks unique & pretty good, just not what I would do. Between the two I like the blacked out grill/rings better.

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      03-22-2012 02:03 PM #12
      Hey but if you look at the S3 they used the same mesh in the fog light grills so in a way it kinda pairs up, all so i think the mesh is lighter and lets more air in the grill as well i think the mesh looks better in matt black thou

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      03-22-2012 05:25 PM #13
      OPINIONS ANYONE? I'm stripping the chrome from an extra set of front and rear rings and am going to have them brush aluminum coated. I'm trying to figure out whether I want to match the grill surround to them (aluminum), go gloss black to match my open sky or go carbon fiber with it since I'll be adding a carbon fiber cupra splitter, mirror covers, B pillars and rear valance. My car is Lava gray.

      Not sure when but the plan is to eventually install the S3 front bumper on my car.




      I have the grill area cut out of the A3 grill and I'm in the process of sanding it and getting ready for filler. I just took a trip to Taps plastic where they helped me get all of the ABS supplies I need from plastic filler to bonding material to affix the honeycomb from the A6 grill.

      The next step is filling the A3 edges so that they are flush and ready to add the honeycomb from the A6 grille which I will cut out and size while the filler on the A3 grill is drying.

      More pics to follow.


      Keep in mind that while I'm deleting the plate seperator I'm in Washington state so I'm still going to have to install a front plate on there which should break up the mesh somewhat.

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    15. 03-22-2012 05:37 PM #14
      if u gona do s3 front. u gona have to do process over again. s3 grill is smaller .

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      03-22-2012 05:42 PM #15
      Really, I thought the S3 grille was the same as the S-Line on the pre 2009 facelift.

      Oh, well I'm sure someone will buy this off me in a year if I go that route.
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      03-22-2012 05:54 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by ceese View Post
      Really, I thought the S3 grille was the same as the S-Line on the pre 2009 facelift.

      Oh, well I'm sure someone will buy this off me in a year if I go that route.
      Nope. It's facelift that's the same size.

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      03-28-2012 11:51 AM #17
      Anymore progress on this? This is the exact grill setup I would like on my car, but the eBay grills don't quite look right, and the RS3 grill is $900!

      Very interested to see how this tunrs out.

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      03-28-2012 12:33 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by ceese View Post
      Oh, well I'm sure someone will buy this off me in a year
      Quote Originally Posted by dsbloom View Post
      This is the exact grill setup I would like on my car
      Awww
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      03-28-2012 01:21 PM #19
      Cracked where I put a support bracket that I bonded in the area that I cut out the plate filler sanding last night so I need to go back and refill and sand it. After that I'm ready to cut down the mesh for the A6 grill, weld it in and go to paint.

      When I'm done I'll post up a complete wiki. In the mean time these are from a couple nights ago when I was glueing in the support brackets.



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      03-28-2012 02:00 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by dsbloom View Post
      Anymore progress on this? This is the exact grill setup I would like on my car, but the eBay grills don't quite look right, and the RS3 grill is $900!

      Very interested to see how this tunrs out.
      If I had a 09 facelift, I'd probably go with the RS3 grill out of simplicity but since they don't make a grill without a filler plate for my car I had no other choice.

      My cost so far = $100 for the A3 grill, $150 for the cheapo A6 Ebay grill, $100 in bondo, sandpaper, diamond dremel bit (this is a must the ceramic bits break constantly) and other supplies. Then I'm going to have it professionally sprayed so whatever that costs. Plus the time factor figure about 8 hours with home depot runs at this point - in part because I've never worked with plastic and plastic filler before so there is a learning curve. I'm guessing another 4 hours cutting down the Mesh to fit because I don't want to F it up and have to buy another grille.
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    22. 03-28-2012 10:35 PM #21
      if you make a wiki for this im totally doing it

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      03-29-2012 10:16 AM #22
      I did same thing last year but kept the filler plate.





      However now I decided to go with S3 grille and have this one sitting in my storage.


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      03-29-2012 01:29 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Evo V View Post
      I did same thing last year but kept the filler plate.



      Not bad, but for the main grill, I'd prefer larger mesh like the one OP plans on using.
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      03-29-2012 01:32 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      Not bad, but for the main grill, I'd prefer larger mesh like the one OP plans on using.
      If I have to make it again I will order bigger mesh as well. This was just one of those fun weekend projects just to see how will look.

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      03-29-2012 01:36 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Evo V View Post
      If I have to make it again I will order bigger mesh as well. This was just one of those fun weekend projects just to see how will look.
      You did good work though
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