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  1. #51

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    You attention to detail is inspiring
    Thank you very much mate, I appreciate it.

    Cheers


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  2. #52

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    Some things have been happening

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    Will update this properly

    Cheers


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    Some things got done after I came back from summer holidays .

    Not in the correct order, but here goes

    1. Decided to clean the HVAC system of all the cars, so got some supplies from WURTH. I love this company their products do what they say they do.

    First, AC Cleaning stuff for killing bacteria, disinfecting, etc. You spray with the nozzles inside the vents pretty much.

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    Then, you turn these cabin bombs on, while car is on Air Recycle, and leave it with closed windows. Preferably with noone sitting inside the car at that point as well.

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    Yes I know there are 4 bottles for 3 cars, I used a double penetration for the latest A4, because not only my own DNA is (hopefully no more) inside it.

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    2. Got me some garage stuff

    --Some sitting and working seats for the garage because the old ones were damaged or tired. These ones from IKEA work perfectly are very comfortable, and affordable.

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    Also great to work while sitting on them and cleaning the wheels.

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    --While I was at IKEA, also spotted some nice dispenser, for QDs, etc

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    not bad and with measuring scale at the side.

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    --Some more Koch stuff which i highly recommend for interior cleaning . They are awesome. Plus a new tyre dressing to test on the left, which seems to work nicely.

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    Finish of the shine foam

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    3. Licence plate frames from Audi

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    Part number is this in case anyone wants to buy them as well

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    Side by side with the one I got in my A1

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    Time to install it

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    Came out subtle and clean, I like it

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    4. Interior and Headlight Canbus (supposedly) white LED lamps

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    These ones are for the DRLs

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    And these are canbus ones

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    They work and look great

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    However they dont do the trick for the check light for lamps

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    This car is very very stubborn in this area. Sadly I will have to install canbus at some point which I **** tbh. Too bored to at the moment.

    5. RS4 Pedals Installation [PLEASE IF ANYONE HAS A FOOTREST LET ME KNOW PLEASE ]

    Before

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    Brake on

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    Bit of a PITA to install them when new, but got there with some nice words

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    6. Damaged Door rubber seals

    Driver door had this

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    Removed the rubber, however these stay behind. At least they did in me.

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    WHAT A PITA to remove these. I was feeling sad for myself while doing it. THEY ARE SO MANY

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    New rubber seal to go in

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    Good

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    No damage now

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    The only other door that has the same damage, is the rear passenger one.

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    However because I will end up changing rear doors (because RS4 swap) i decided to not change this rubber seal at least for now. It is kinda pointless. We shall see.

    Took some shots.

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    Cheers


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  4. #54

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    Then I got another exciting, for me at least, thing that I had ordered from Germany. Something which is custom, and come in CF, cannot be anything but exciting I guess.

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    This is destined for the front grille, unlike the cheap chinese Quattro badges, this is harder to install because it is not flexible, however it looks like a whole different level when done so properly. I have seen it in my buddy's TT and it is amazing.

    Wanted to give it some depth, so WetSanded it down with this

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    Clear coated with this 2k clear, multiple coats

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    After 1st coat

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    Came out amazing tbh above my expectations

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    Currently waiting for some parts to arrive to start installation process

    Like this special glue



    While waiting got the bumper off to be able to work properly

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    Also cleaned the steering wheel cooler from this

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    To this

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    Made a template which will come handy when installing on the Grille

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    And a short video of the finish I achieved.



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    So, in this post I will try to document the procedure of the CF Quattro Grille badge and what it needed to be mounted properly.
    Because if you recall, it had no mounting points and was just cnc cut cf piece.

    But first, do you remember the caps on the wheels i swapped from the A4 to the Golf ?

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    Received these

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    And the wheel configuration turned into this

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    Now onto the Grille project

    Last parts necessary for the project arrived and everything was set

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    Masked everything around and mounted the paper logo i made

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    Then I used the chalk spray to paint and create a shadow where I would make the recess / case for the badge to sit in.

    Because the badge is not flexible and the grille is curved there needs to be quite some work for it to sit initially and then a very strong specific glue to make it sit in place.

    Sprayed

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    After having done this, I have to say the chalk spray didnt work well. Neither did it make a really clear line where I would have to use the dremmel, nor did the chalk spray remove with water afterwards as easy as it should have. Probably because it was raw plastic and not something clear coated i guess and the paint bonded somewhat in there. In the end i got it out, but also some words through my mouth. Oh well

    Out came these

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    Slowly, literally slowly, took material out

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    Testing, marking and then again

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    When i was happy with how deep the recess was, I noticed that the finish was a bit different, naturally where it had been sanded

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    So, I gave it a thin coat of satin black, in the lower part to blend it in. I was stress this might cause the glue to not work as it should, but couldnt accept it looking it like that even though I would possibly be the only one having noticed it.

    After the light coat.

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    Ready for glue

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    And plenty of zip ties to keep it there while curing

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    Left it like that for 72h although it was an overkill. But I didnt need the car, so why not.

    The glue literally becomes like a thick plastic. Science b*tch I guess.

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    Used about 1/3

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    Sh*t's about to get real

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    Everything worked perfectly

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    Cat was shocked

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    Test fitted the licence plate to see how it looks

    Ugly like i guessed it

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    Time to see how it looks on the car

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    I totally love it. Hope you find this nice as well .

    Cheers

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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    Quattro is looking great on the front grill!
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    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

  7. #57

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    Quote Originally Posted by SebastienPeek View Post
    Quattro is looking great on the front grill!
    Thank you ! Now if only I could find a matching CF Audi rings emblem . . .


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    Damn that quattro badge really turned out awesome.
    Insta Mintyhinrichs

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Damn that quattro badge really turned out awesome.
    Yaaaaaaaaaaas.

    Cheers mate


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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    Received some new orders.

    1. Some custom plugs for the oil sump which allow for the installation of the temp sensor. I have these made custom in the past, but there was a leak in one of them in the Audi A1 after many years, so thought I'd give these a go.

    Bought three of them just to put one in each of the running projects I guess.

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    They seem like good quality. We shall see

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    Bought some new clips for the rubber seals at the doors.

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    Never thought clips could cost that much tbh, but oh well.

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    Then I received a thing i scored over at ebay, for a cost of less than 10euros

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    Okay there was some shipping which made this cost almost 20euros, but still it was a nice buy. And when it arrived it looked like new and wanted just a clean nothing more

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    Next to the one from my car.

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    Why did i buy that u ask.

    The only difference they have is this for the tray to light up with interior lights

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    I swapped parts then

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    And then i made some measurements

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    You see where this is going .

    Any guesses ?

    Pack #1

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    Pack #2

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    Cheers, more to come

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

  11. #61

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    Teaser of a new mod i pulled of, more for safety reasons, but also, i like how it looks.



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  12. #62

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    Some teaser pics of some things that have been done . . .

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    More to come

    cheers


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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    Bought some ramps for safer working in the garage.

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    I wanted 4, but only 2 were in stock. We shall see when they have some available again. Had to modify them and chop the stopping points in order to fit under the car.

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    Marked to chop here

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    And now it fits under the sideskirts

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    Test fitting one side

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    Installed these, one on each car

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    And some pics of the ongoing process of the parts i am waiting for

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    To match my interior

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    And also the exterior parts , pillars and front audi emblem

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    I also have some ideas. Oh well . . .

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    Cheers


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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    love the attention do detail.... keep the updates coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by C2_mad View Post
    love the attention do detail.... keep the updates coming
    Thank you mate, cheers !


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    Received some footage of the items that are ready for collection, and then I will get onto installing them hopefully.

    Here is a video I made before i drop the close-up photos. Let me know if you like them.



    Cheers

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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    So many things have been happening, didnt have the time to write about them.

    Rear door card trims in kevlar, installed to complete the front ones .

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    Rear ashtray next to the factory one

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    Reinstalled the spring

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    Installed

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    Took the car for a spin and met some relatives

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    Then it was time to install the front Audi emblem

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    Started like this - notice i am missing the center trim in the bumper it is out for making that in cf as well -

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    Two emblems side by side

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    Used the very strong adhesive glue from araldite that i used in the lower quattro cf badge just to be sure it wouldnt be stolen easily. Used zip ties to lock it in place with pieces of micofiber cloth to avoid scratches

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    Left it to cure for 48hours

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    I love how it came out

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    More to come below


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    Then some interior updates that give that extra better feeling when you are driving the car on a day to day basis.

    I have been running this steering wheel for some time now.

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    I love its looks, and the ability for better and easier handling when the car is going sideways or under heavy cornering. However I have another steering wheel that i think will look better in the interior i have in mind and slowly building. The downside is that it is smaller, and thus less forgiving.

    Here it is

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    Again alcantara, from Sparco

    Here they are in comparison.

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    Installed in place

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    I think it is a keeper.

    Then, a thing that is very common in these cars, a broken locking clip in the top cap of the armrest. I bought the car like this, as in my other A4 i hadnt broken it. But the interior colour was different so couldnt use that.

    Luckily there is a fix which i didnt know about, but my friend that owns the B6 A4 pointed out the specific product which is this .

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    Lost no time and removed tha top cap of the armrest

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    Pry the lower plastic like this

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    And removed what is left of the old locking plastic

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    Old vs New

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    INstall everything in reverse order and secure lower plastic

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    Done and locking like it should from factory. Very happy with these little things, cause i was about to order an armrest. Good thing i didnt.

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    Bought another set of ramps to have a total of 4 if need be.

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    Then, we go to the issues of my factory clima unit, which was looking really tired, it was scratched in places and light would come out of places it shouldnt. I was on the lookout for a unit in good condition, not so much for its body but mostly the buttons to maybe swap them over. I dont like the look of the resto-sticker-kits, i think they look cheap at best.

    So suddenly i came across one that was not only looking good but also had the heated seats buttons if a retrofit was to be done in the future. It was slightly more expensive than most of the units sold, but not by much, so i gave it a go.

    Receiving the unit, it was looking like it hadnt ever been used, and the photos were not doing this thing justice.

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    Compare that to my tired one

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    Had to swap the aluminum trim

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    Even in the sun this thing is like new

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    Installed

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    Very happy with that , ocd likes this as well.

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    More to come below


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    Then it was time for the b pillars to be installed.

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    Installed some velcro at the back for protection and better fitting in the car's metal pillars

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    Started removing parts

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    Cleaned everything as I went

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    Side by side

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    Close ups

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    Next, c pillars

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    Cheers


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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    So before i start the story on the C-pillars , i just want to say the amount of things that need to be removed in order to removed these two little parts, is out of this world. However I was determined. And prepared

    Started with this

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    Door card removed

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    Removed the window frame

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    Removed

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    Installed

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    Passenger side

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    All done

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    I totally love how they came out.

    Lastly I ordered some vinyl decals from France for the blue Audi

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    I opted for blue ones we shall how they look in daylight

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    Then fun fact though is that i thought I would try the red ones on the A1 to see how they would look

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    It looked great, however the car is FWD and not a quattro. Let's fix that.

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    Ah, now we are looking good.

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    Cheers hope you like them too

    Mike


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