View Full Version : Removing Lowers

03-06-2006, 07:20 PM
Is it easy enough to remove the black lowers? I want to paint them but I would feel much better if they were off the car so I could get a perfect paint job and the work would be easier. Also I dont want to chance any overspray or shitty taping.

03-06-2006, 07:22 PM
im wandring if thats possible too esp the ones between the S4 sideskirt and the door its self the rubberish type door blade? because mines torn

03-06-2006, 08:00 PM
not on the a4, they are glued on and you pretty much have to tear them up to get them off...

03-06-2006, 08:15 PM

03-06-2006, 08:15 PM
im over joyed

03-06-2006, 08:42 PM
The part on the door or the door sill part? The part on the door comes off, but leaves some metal studs protruding that the moulding slides onto. Not sure about the other part....

03-06-2006, 08:49 PM
Can you remove the front and back with out glue? Those are of my main concern because of the sanding. It would be nice to be able to get those on a table.

03-06-2006, 09:03 PM
don't sand jus clean with soap and use a plastic adhesive promotor i no this much because i tryed lightly sanding my cell fone its plastic ... like the lowers and it turned out bad , but yes u can remove those front and backs they have a lot of clips tho

03-06-2006, 09:07 PM
i have a 97 b5. my paint color is europa blue, close to the santorian. if i wanted to paint lowers wut dupli color can do i get? closest to my paint or is there a name for it.

03-06-2006, 10:49 PM
omgzorz!! search!! There is a wonderful write up at VW Vortex which answers all your questions. The link to this is found in a recent thread, but being the kind soul that i am i shall copy the link for you and paste it in this thread like so...

03-08-2006, 07:17 AM
dudes, the rubber lowers come off very easily by removing a screw in the inside of the door that goes into the trim piece and then simply slide the trim piece off of the plastic holders attached to the door. The stuff below that you'll pretty much have to do on the car unless you are putting sideskirts on.

03-08-2006, 07:19 AM
i didnt realize they were talking about the part on the door, i thought they were talking about the actual sideskirt...

03-08-2006, 07:31 AM
has anyone matched santorin blue with any duplicolor paints?. Or is paintscratch.com my only hope, kinda wanna paint the lowers.

03-08-2006, 08:25 AM
yea same here ne on do it on a blue a4?

03-08-2006, 08:33 AM
yea, you guys have it lucky, imagine trying to match a duplicolor paint to Bamboo metalic....

its gonna cost like $100 at paintscratch.com...

i wish the larger sized paints werent so expensive...

03-08-2006, 03:18 PM
been there did this. my sides are still painted via paintscratch...but they are starting to chip away after 2yrs of winter snow/salt. only way to fix the issue is to have a body shop spray them. i had my front and rear re-done...its so much thicker than anything that those spray cans can do. i went through 4 cans.

03-08-2006, 03:44 PM
paintscratch for the blue paints...duplicolor doesn't carry the colors

03-08-2006, 07:31 PM
wow i read this and wanted to cry, the lowers arnt glued the sides come of by screw on the inside front, its easy to take off.

i would go with paintscratch unless you have pearl white like me then it wont match to well.

best of luck audizine has a DIY on this check that out.

03-08-2006, 07:38 PM
dupli-color doesnt even make a silver for our cars anymore i would use paint scratch or get it sprayed

03-08-2006, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by lude2euroa4
i would go with paintscratch unless you have pearl white like me then it wont match to well.[/B]

So you have tried paintscrath brand on your pearl and it did not match?


03-08-2006, 08:30 PM
how much do they normally charge to spary ne ways. ne one get them sprayed at a shop?

03-08-2006, 08:49 PM
I think the running rate is about 300 bucks.