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Old 02-11-2019, 04:56 AM
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A week after my install it started raining and began to get false alerts, to the horror of several members here, I notched the grill below each sensor with a dremel tool to keep water from accumulating under the sensor. It completely stopped the false alerts and can not even be seen from more than a couple of feet away.
I wonder if drilling hole(s) toward the back under the sensor would still allow the water to still drain without breaking up the honeycomb lines that notching out does.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:20 AM
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I wonder if drilling hole(s) toward the back under the sensor would still allow the water to still drain without breaking up the honeycomb lines that notching out does.
It would likely need to be a very large hole, like a straw, to allow for water the drain. Non-scientific theory here, but the surface tension of the water would “clog” up the top of hole and not drain in a sufficient manner, with a smaller one. It doesn’t rain that often, where I’m at, so I learning to live with it for +s the grille gives me visually
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:27 AM
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It would likely need to be a very large hole, like a straw, to allow for water the drain. Non-scientific theory here, but the surface tension of the water would “clog” up the top of hole and not drain in a sufficient manner, with a smaller one. It doesn’t rain that often, where I’m at, so I learning to live with it for +s the grille gives me visually
Exactly why I notched it in lieu of drilling a hole.
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Shame on me, but when I had mine done ($128) I failed to ask them to paint the crash bar and I hated the way it looked. So, hat in hand, I brought it back the next morning to ask how much to RnR the bumper and paint the crash bar. The shop Mgr. looked at it and said, "yeah, that looks like crap, leave it and we'll take care of it." I did and got a call two hours later to pick it up, done , no charge. Happy as a clam, I handed the tech that did the work $20 and he was thrilled.
I hope you are as fortunate.
So I called my auto shop who installed the grill and other mods. They advised me to take it downtown to one there reallly good shops in town.

I called and made an appointment earlier today for tomorrow morning, to either wrap the crash beam or paint it. What do y’all recommend? I prefer painting, I feel wrapping, will eventually peel off.

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Old 02-11-2019, 12:28 PM
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So I called my auto shop who installed the grill and other mods. They advised me to take it downtown to one there reallly good shops in town.

I called and made an appointment earlier today for tomorrow morning, to either wrap the crash beam or paint it. What do y’all recommend? I prefer painting, I feel wrapping, will eventually peel off.
paint it
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So I called my auto shop who installed the grill and other mods. They advised me to take it downtown to one there reallly good shops in town.

I called and made an appointment earlier today for tomorrow morning, to either wrap the crash beam or paint it. What do y’all recommend? I prefer painting, I feel wrapping, will eventually peel off.
Mine is painted with a flat black, textured paint that was developed for truck bed liners. I don’t expect to ever have to paint it again.
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paint it
Paint it is!
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Mine is painted with a flat black, textured paint that was developed for truck bed liners. I don’t expect to ever have to paint it again.
Will look into that tomorrow morning at the shop and see what we can work out.

Stay posted! Will post pics after install is done!
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Mine was painted Satin Black. I'm pretty sure any black would be fine.
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Does anyone know whether the sensor issues are a problem with the LLTek grill as well or is this just an EMD problem? The LLTek is more expensive but if it is issue free I may just go for that.


LLTek grill: LLTeK RS styling grills for Audi A5 and Audi S5 cars 2007 - 2018

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