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Hello ClubTouareg,

I thought it was finally time to share the current state of my Touareg. I have blacked out the trim and roof rails with gloss black vinyl, powder coated my stock wheels gloss black (painted plastic lug caps black) and plasti-dipped my brake calipers red. I also removed the "Touareg" and "V6" badges from the rear and painted the VW logos on the grill and trunk gloss black. My local vinyl shop charged me $900 for all the vinyl work and powder coating which I didn't think was too bad. Also, I ordered a pair of VW logo projector lights for the front doors. In my opinion it's the coolest cheap and easy mod for the T3, only $14 off Amazon! Since I have taken these photos I have tinted the front windows to match the rears and added a tint banner across the top of the windshield. Next, on the agenda for the car is: powder coating (or ceramic coating) the exhaust tips black and picking out roof rails/ski rack. :smile2:
 

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THAT... is a great looking Treg. My '11 is silver I decided to leave all the trim and badges alone as I think it goes well with the color of the vehicle. I did want to have red calipers but didn't want to remove them to have them ceramic coated (will the plasti-dip actually hold up?). I did add the LED projector puddle lamps to all 4 doors. As you stated it's a cheap easy way to make the Treg look better/different.
Post a pic of the Treg with the front windows tinted.
 

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Plati Dip held up decently. It has been about a year since I did it and you can notice some brake dust stuck into the dip from up close. Will post pics soon!
 

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Hello ClubTouareg,

I thought it was finally time to share the current state of my Touareg. I have blacked out the trim and roof rails with gloss black vinyl, powder coated my stock wheels gloss black (painted plastic lug caps black) and plasti-dipped my brake calipers red. I also removed the "Touareg" and "V6" badges from the rear and painted the VW logos on the grill and trunk gloss black. My local vinyl shop charged me $900 for all the vinyl work and powder coating which I didn't think was too bad. Also, I ordered a pair of VW logo projector lights for the front doors. In my opinion it's the coolest cheap and easy mod for the T3, only $14 off Amazon! Since I have taken these photos I have tinted the front windows to match the rears and added a tint banner across the top of the windshield. Next, on the agenda for the car is: powder coating (or ceramic coating) the exhaust tips black and picking out roof rails/ski rack. /forums/images/ClubTouareg_2016/smilies/tango_face_smile.png
Looks really good. I did something similar with a 2017 white treg. Used matte black wrap to cover all exterior chrome. Came out looking good, just wondering how long it will last.

I know it would be a much more expensive option, but VW does make all of the chrome parts in black instead of chrome. They put them on the Escape model that is sold in Europe. If anyone has a VIN# for a 2016 or 2017 escape model, we could then order the black parts from the dealer. Wonder what that would cost!!!
 

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Hey! I recognize where you took these photos. Any chance you could pass along where you got this work done? We have 3 Touaregs in my family that have all been waiting to see someone do a chrome delete and this looks great!
 

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The shop that did this car actually closed but I've used Boden Autohaus for my other cars and highly recommend them.
 

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Updates on the build:

-Frontrunner roof rack with shovel and ski mount
-LED light bar mounted behind grill
-Yellow log lights
-17" stock cayenne wheels powder coated black, 255/75R17 Duratacs, and 20mm spacer in the rear
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Looks awesome! Any rubbing with the tires? Are you lifted at all? Did you just replace the bulbs or use laminx on the lense.

I like the overland look.


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Sorry...more questions. How does the front runner rack effect the sunroof operation?

And was there a reason for the wheel spacers out back, like fitment issues or just an appearance thing.

I’m planning on changing my OEM 19s to an 18 with an all terrain tire as well. I like the slightly poked look of the tires so I’m just weighing options on spacers or not.


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SUPER nice! My '11 could use something very similar. Although mine is black so I'm not sure if I would be overkilling it. Did you do anything with the stock roof rails? This is nice since most of the original trim is starting to look tired. No matter how much polishing I do..
 

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Nice job Cole Rubin.
For the suitcase muffler in the back you should use Rust-Oleum high heat spray paint in black. I did it on my '11. Makes it blend in with the bottom of the vehicle so it's not so visible.
 

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Looks awesome! Any rubbing with the tires? Are you lifted at all? Did you just replace the bulbs or use laminx on the lense.

I like the overland look.


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Slight rubbing in the front, no lift and laminx on the fogs.
 

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