Cupra R Bumper Inserts

Damo H

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So currently the R Grills are all black, but I'd wrapped my 'flicks' in 3m 1080 Matt Metallic Grey:

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The replacement grills have been painted fully body colour, so they'll look like this:

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But I'm contemplating wrapping the flicks in matt black to create this effect:

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So currently the R Grills are all black, but I'd wrapped my 'flicks' in 3m 1080 Matt Metallic Grey:

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The replacement grills have been painted fully body colour, so it they look like this:

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But I'm contemplating wrapping the flicks in matt black to create this effect:

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I like both styles.
 

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Finally got them fitted. Excuse the rust and condition of the wheels. Haven't used the car in 4 months due to being out of the country.

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DGF264

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Hey guys!
So I’ve purchased these & they are currently in the bodyshop having the ‘blades’ painted mystery blue (same as the car)
Now I’ve read through everyone’s comments, but can someone do a mini ‘how toguide? (No liability on them lol... just so it’s all in one place if that makes sense)
So, step 1 turn wheels, step 2 remove arch guards etc etc.
I obviously don’t want to damage anything, and just want peoples actual experiences that have fitted these!

Thanks in advance!
Darren


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DGF264

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Can anyone help? or fire me your number if you don’t mind so when I’m fitting them (next week I think it’ll be) I can maybe ring someone just to talk me through fitting them I really don’t want to mess anything up lol...

Cheers!


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Can anyone help? or fire me your number if you don’t mind so when I’m fitting them (next week I think it’ll be) I can maybe ring someone just to talk me through fitting them I really don’t want to mess anything up lol...

Cheers!


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There's more than enough information in this thread. You shouldn't need anything else.
 

Damo H

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Can anyone help? or fire me your number if you don’t mind so when I’m fitting them (next week I think it’ll be) I can maybe ring someone just to talk me through fitting them I really don’t want to mess anything up lol...

Cheers!


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I took the full bumper off to do mine.

Others have just taken the arch liner out (as you describe turning the wheels and doing 1 side a t a time) and pushed and pulled from each side. However that way you can;t reach the top tabs as the fogs are in the way

Finally one person I know just ripped the originals out without doing anything.

This is the guide on the bumper, not a pleasant job the first time you do it...

 

DGF264

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Thanks @Damo H for that...
I’ve had the bumper off on my old 280 fitting an intercooler, I’d rather not do that again lol...

I’ll try the wheel arch method first I think
Failing that, rip it all out and bond the new inserts in if I break anything haha

Thank you!


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Thanks @Damo H for that...
I’ve had the bumper off on my old 280 fitting an intercooler, I’d rather not do that again lol...

I’ll try the wheel arch method first I think
Failing that, rip it all out and bond the new inserts in if I break anything haha

Thank you!


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You won't break anything on the bumper. The clips on the fog inserts will be the only thing to break if you don't free the clips. I was careful with the first one and it took me quite a while to get out and I broke 1 clip. The 2nd one I literally just brute forced out and did zero damage.
 
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Hi guys,
when doing the grills did you disconnect the fog lights (did this leave an error on dash?) or leave them connected and manage to cable tie them out of sight ?
 

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I fit it with fog lights. You have do a "little" cut with dremel ?
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