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    Thread: Dipping your grille

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      09-30-2012 08:25 PM #1
      Hi there, have anyone here plasti dipped their grille? Is there any method other than removing the whole bumper, I was trying to look for places to fit a cardboard in there(failed), so if anyone has a method to block the dip from the radiator while dipping their front grille please tell, tons of thanks!.

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      09-30-2012 08:53 PM #2
      Since I only did the grille surround I just used a roll of paper towels to cover the grille, but I was able to slip some behind the grille just in case.

    3. 09-30-2012 09:14 PM #3
      i hate to be a "try search tommy", but try search. there is GOBS of info about that here and online in general. give 'er a shot.

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      09-30-2012 11:55 PM #4
      I wouldn't do it without at least removing the bumper first. It isn't that hard, takes maybe 30 minutes your first time. While you have the bumper off you might as well go ahead and take the grille off too. A little extra work is all the difference between a crappy result and a respectable one.

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      10-01-2012 05:15 PM #5
      Hey guys thank you for the great replies so I ended up doing this...
      Last edited by kelvin90423; 10-01-2012 at 05:31 PM.

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      10-01-2012 06:21 PM #6
      When I did mine i used some really thin painters plastic and in the three grooves under the grill i just fed it up in there, using a painting stick to coax it up to the top, covered up everything behind it, taped up around the surround and such, and dipped away. When it was all done, pulled out the painters plastic, checked the radiator with a flash light, no black to be seen! Done and done. Granted removing the bumper is the best option, but sometimes its just not the only one
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      10-01-2012 07:17 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      I wouldn't do it without at least removing the bumper first. It isn't that hard, takes maybe 30 minutes your first time. While you have the bumper off you might as well go ahead and take the grille off too. A little extra work is all the difference between a crappy result and a respectable one.
      i agree

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      10-01-2012 09:56 PM #8
      Has anyone with a white a3 dipped the emblem in white or blue on a black grille I was thinking about buying some.

    9. 10-04-2012 03:06 AM #9
      I would love to see an ibis with a plasti dipped grill, with clear coat and white rings

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      10-04-2012 10:38 AM #10
      I ordered some white I'll post a pic after I do it

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      10-25-2012 10:41 PM #11
      After dipping the grille, and get the KW v1 on, gotta love my car more than ever.



      Thank you for every1 who helped out!

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      10-25-2012 10:45 PM #12
      Nice!

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      06-22-2013 05:33 PM #13
      I stuck plastic bags through the grille (got skinny fingers) and was able to cover the radiator completely before dipping

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      06-23-2013 08:12 PM #14
      I replaced my chrome ring with a black one, and it was a PITA getting the clips off with out breaking them.
      the plate delete that has the 2 chrome strips on it,.. I have painted them black, with sanding the chrome and good prep several times and it chips off right away. so I decided to plasti-dip the strips and it has held up great for about 9 months and counting.
      now I was thinking of doing the rings on the grill. do they just pop off? I don't feel like messing with taping it all off


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