Removal of front bumper and grill

Discussion in 'Exterior Styling, Bodywork & Detailing' started by Pedro, 14 Aug 2016.

  1. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Has anyone had any dealings in removing the front bumper and if so could they pass on their knowledge in helping me to do so........
     
  2. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Just had what's commonly known as a right result.....
    My van goes in on Friday for 3 weeks to be refrigerated, due to me having the under chassis conversion ( no fridge unit on top of van ) they have told me that they remove the front bumper in order to do this.
    So after a quick telephone conversation, they are removing the front bumper and I can take it away for a week to have all the grills and badges sprayed gloss black with red detailing.
    I've also now got the opportunity to fit the fog lights and new surrounds ( also in gloss black )which have been ordered today.
    So I'm happy as a pig in.......
     
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  3. mark

    mark Member VCDS User T6 Pro

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    That is a result, cause it's not a nice job tbh.
     
  4. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    It just makes some of the jobs I wanted doing, one hell of a lot easier
     
  5. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Just a few quick pics after front bumper was removed, had it sprayed and a few additions.
    Will be putting new fog lights in before it goes back to be put on.
     
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  6. Walski

    Walski Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    They look great @Pedro, get some piccies up when they are back on the van..... I forgot you were in team grey..... Don't forget to get a picture in the team grey section on 'show us your van' thread..... There must be more than 4 of us out there!!!
     
  7. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Thanks @Walski , wasn't sure about doing all 3 bars on the grill but once it's back on I think it'll look ok, I've also had the bottom grills where the foglights sit done gloss black so as soon as it's back on the van I'll post pics.
     
  8. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Also regarding only being 4 of us I'm really surprised by that, I travelled over 400 miles ( round trip ) to pick up mine when I could of had the same van in black which was 5 mins down the road !!!!
     
  9. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Kombi/Caravelle/Air-ride VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Thats looks great @Pedro, i think are be getting my front plastics and badge painted black either gloss or satin not sure yet. do they use and special paint for plastic as it will expand and contract with the weather i would think so dont want the paint cracking or coming off :unsure:
     
  10. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Thanks @StudleyGlass , yes they use a flexible primer and paint. To be honest I am delighted with the finish on it, I've also gone for something a bit different on the fog light trims which I pick up tomorrow.
    So once all put back together and back on van I'll take pics.
     
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  11. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Got my fog light surrounds painted in gloss black, again with red detail.
    For 2 reasons mainly.
    If I was to fit sportline spoiler you would see the touch of red from behind it.
    Also if I go for ABT spoiler personally I feel it would give a good look.
    Happy with results so far....
    Just gotta try and get these back in without scratching them......
    Proof will be when it goes back on van......
     
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  12. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Kombi/Caravelle/Air-ride VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    They look very nice @Pedro :thumbsup:........carefully carefully refitting them
     
  13. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    This is to show you how the 3 lower grills clip into place and how the strip simply unclips so again you can code it whatever colour suits.
    The strip is very easy to remove, just by pushing the clips towards you ( ones in red )
    The lower 3 grills need a good pull to get them to shift. And the centre one must come out first, as the other 2 are connected to it by the 3 clips running vertically in the picture.
    image.jpeg This is just to help anyone else who is thinking about doing this.
    The clips you see here are for the chrome strip that's already on this front grill.
    This can be removed without taking the front bumper off ( that's if anyone wants to code it a different colour )
     
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  14. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I glossed blacked all mine fronts grills even the caravelle grill upper centre chrome trim.
    Spraying the abt kit this weekend if the weather is good on Sunday.
     
  15. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    This again is to help anyone who has a trendline and is thinking about fitting the foglights themselves.
    The Foglights are fixed into place via the 2 screw holes in the picture, the clips on the fogs ( which I've shown in an earlier posting ) simply push and clip into the retaining hole that is the the bottom left of this picture.
    That holds them firmly into place.
    Wiring them is another matter for another post !!!!!!
    Hope this helps....
     
  16. HHO

    HHO Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Really useful post that. Knowledge is power :thumbsup: Great mod too by the way ;)
     
  17. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Thanks @HHO , happy to help, that's what it's all about.;)
     
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  18. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Not greatest pics and think will look far better when sitting back on van.
    But foglights fitted, all paint sorted.
    Now back onto van in 2 weeks ( delay in work on fridge conversion )
    Then trip to vanstyle ( October date ) for rest of styling mods.
    And finally be able to throw my 20"s on it....
     
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  19. Pedro

    Pedro Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    image.png Pic of bumper before work
     
  20. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Kombi/Caravelle/Air-ride VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Great job there sir, looks excellent.....you don't hang about :thumbsup:
     

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