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  1. #276

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    mkv here as well, whats the tire size on the current wheels again? 17's too?
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  2. #277

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    Hello and Merry Xmas to all of you guys who are still into forum build threads. Seems like Youtube has killed forum of every kind

    Found some time to do some maintenance stuff mostly.

    First I had to prep the summer wheels i took off the Audi A1.

    DSC_0962 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0964 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Foam Lance comes very hand in every case.

    DSC_0966 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Also what helps A LOT is the wax/sealant i had used after the powdercoating. It helps a lot guys.

    DSC_0968 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Then, onto air to remove all water and then reseal for winter storage

    DSC_0970 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0972 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0974 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Then I spent some time on the Golf.

    First i Installed the rear seats net, like i had in the A1. Came out great in my opinion, let me know what you think as always.

    DSC_0757 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0758 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Then it was washing time for the Golf as well

    DSC_0988 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0980 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0982 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0984 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Interior was in a pretty ok condition, only the floormats needed attention

    DSC_0986 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    And some shots i took

    DSC_0991 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0996 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0998 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_1000 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_1003 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Cheers guys

    Mike


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

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    Cheers & merry X-Mas �� 2U too ❗️
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  4. #279

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    Bought some engine bay billet caps for the Audi A1

    DSC_0095 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    However i test fitted them on the Golf as well

    DSC_0102 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Previously

    DSC_0101 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0098 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0099 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    After

    DSC_0105 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0108 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    However i opted for the black ones instead for the Golf

    DSC_0110 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0112 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Much better

    DSC_0118 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0116 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    DSC_0114 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Then I also put some "normal" size tires, some 225.40.18s Yoko Paradas i was running in my A1 ,whereas there, i switched to some Michelin Pilot Supersports.

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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    And lastly I bought a quick-snap-off hub adapter.

    Basic kit

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    Let's grab the old girl out for a ride

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    Before

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    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    During

    Steering wheel off

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    Adapter on

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    After

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    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Works perfectly, easy to remove, easy for fast access, and great anti-theft functionality as well

    Cheers

    Mike


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

  5. #280

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    To who ever may help me on this issue i am having for the past 6 months. That is half a year.

    -I found, a guy on instagram, named kcarbon, aka, Michael Ratcliffe, who was doing cf skinning parts.
    After talking with him on some ideas, we agreed on doing parts for my Audi A1. First one, was the steering wheel i had retrofitted from an Audi TTs (8S), that we agreed i would ship to him in order to do the following.

    -Cf top and bottom
    -Alcantara sides with red stitching
    -Alcantara retrim of the already trimmed airbag
    -Cf airbag cover
    -Paint the airbag ring in gloss black.

    All these were agreed for a certain price, so i sent my steering wheel to Stockport, Cheshire where he is located.
    He received the complete package. Then, I put the first payment through paypal so that he can start working on it. We are now at 16 November 2018.
    He supposedly started working on it, and then on 21 of January 2019 he claimed the things were about to be ready, so asked for the second payment so as to complete. Again, no questions asked, i sent the payment again via paypal.

    So my payment was complete on January 2019.

    He sent me some pics of half-assed job on the steering whereas the other items were not done, and he said on the emails they are ready and i cannot see clearly. Whereas items were NOT touched. After enormous amounts of lies, on April, about 5 months later, i decide that i cannot take up any more lying, which included from hospital health issues, to family problems, to photos of the items that a guy with a dslr has, i file claims through paypal for my payments.

    When payment number 1 is issued back to me, he then remembers to do the items, to a very bad level of craftmanship, and demands money back in order to ship them. I have the second claim on paypal pending. After months of lying, i simply cannot send money again to this guy.
    There is a huge wave against him on instagram, from guys cheated and victims, known guys in the uk scene, with Audi R8s, Audi TTs, many many guys not having their parts and their money. I asked that he sent me the items ready, and a paypal invoice, but he simply wont go for it.
    So he is threatening me that he has my steering wheel, which you know how much it costs.

    I will probably get the full refund i paid for the service, but what i am asking from the UK car community is some help with this situation, someone living nearby, or being able to help in any way. It is very sad for us car enthusiasts to be scammed like that.

    I have talked with my country's police, with eu consumer services, and Uk Action Fraud and have filed reports.

    Please guys, if anyone can be of any help, please let me know. I appreciate it.

    Cheers

    Mike
    Last edited by mgpdoc; 05-13-2019 at 12:01 PM.


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    I wrote you on the other threat too. BTW give us his instagram link. When i type kcarbon it does not pop up what i look for.

  7. #282

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalin View Post
    I wrote you on the other threat too. BTW give us his instagram link. When i type kcarbon it does not pop up what i look for.
    Search for king_carbon.


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  8. #283

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    As with the Audi A1, same with the Golf, I went for a modification i have been wanting to do for quite some time now, but never got to it, due to not having found the proper company to tick all the safety and quality issues for me.

    I received these

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    They even sent me my old web intact.

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    I wanted to install the new seatbelts, and also, remove the rear ones which are there for no reason. While i am at it, I would also change all the rear interior cards fittings with new ones. If anyone has experience from working on golf mkvs. he should know that in order to remove one thing, you have to remove ten more covering it like a domino. So you will see the amount of work it took, dont be surprised.

    This is where we started from

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Me and my MCM buddy got to work asap

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Removed passenger seat to gain access at the back

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Removed the lower cards

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    In order to get to the rear seatbelts, as well as the front ones

    And then the upper alcantara c pillars

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Removed them

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    So then, no seatbelts in the rear

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Old destroyed fittings

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    On a side not, i redid the rear badge - more subtle than total black

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Installed passenger side one

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    B-pillar installed

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Rear "door" card installed with new fittings

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Then C-pillars as well

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Driver side installed as well

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Again, proper seatbelt installation through the seat

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Rear bench in place

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Rear net in place

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    All done

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    And that is how they came out on the Audi A1

    June 2019 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Cheers , I hope you also liked these

    Regards

    Mike


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    Love it, love it, love it!

  10. #285

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    I thought I had updated this, but seems like i havent.

    Did a maintenance service, due to time, no kilometers

    LateJan by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    LateJan by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    LateJan by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    And also changed a battery went for a proper Delco one

    Golf battery by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Removed the old one

    Golf battery by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    New one in

    Golf battery by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Indicator by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Cheers


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    Furthermore a really nice MK 5 - great car!
    Keep it up!
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  12. #287

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    Hope everyone is doing well these days.

    Decided to put some time into my beloved Golf.

    Golf | wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    This is mostly sitting in the garage, and not much dirt or sun has seen it lately, however there were many areas to improve, as you will see in the process.

    First of all here is a video, for those of you that prefer animation

    https://youtu.be/BK7aDg4yOZU


    Now onto the pics and the explaining of things that went on.

    First up were the wheels

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    The smell was strong with this one

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    They came out amazing in my eyes, and tires were finished with Car pro Perl.

    Tips were looked after

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Also captured some greek sunshine while i was there

    Golf | wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Then a proper hand wash

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Front grille was looking a bit tired

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    So some Perl was added there as well to enhance the plastics.

    Filler after cleaning and Perl treatment

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Interior of trunk had some overspray from the old days i had painted an interior trim prior to retrofitting a black alcantara headliner

    Golf | wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    After the acetone treatment

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Treating every rubber seal with Perl

    Trunk wiring harness rubber seal before

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    And after

    Golf | wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Windshield

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Sunroof

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Some reflections after drying it, and before applying some protection , which came in the form of the old AutoGlym Ultra Deep Shine with some Meg's NXT after it

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    It wasnt bad at all

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    But it can be even better so why not.

    Golf | wax by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    My custom bottles lol

    Golf | wax by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | wax by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | wax by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | wax by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | wax by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | wax by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | wax by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | wax by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    And some finished pics of today's work.

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Golf | Wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Cheers , thanks for watching

    Golf | wax by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Mike


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

  13. #288

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    clean as always!

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    Decided to reinstall my Thule bars

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    Before

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    And afters

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    During the lockdown i made some orders . . . .

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    Gave a shot at some Depo Headlights, which are very good quality copies of OEM bixenon headlights

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    quality was much better than expected to be honest

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    More on that later

    Removed some parts from the trunk to be left at the trim shop for some alcantara treatment

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    Next to my red Audi things

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    Wanted to add an Audi triangle in the OEM location

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    Sourced two new ones

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    Ready

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    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Also bought some Thule Roof Rack Pads, same like the ones i have for my red Audi

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    Installed

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    Really like them

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    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    More to come

    Cheers

    Mike


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

  15. #290
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    This build (and your A1 too) is freaking inspiring man! Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalin View Post
    This build (and your A1 too) is freaking inspiring man! Keep it up!
    Thank you mate.

    I will add some more updates, hopefully today

    Cheers


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  17. #292

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    Like I said before, one of the most entertaining things to do during the lockdown, was ordering stuff online. LoL

    So this came in

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Had plenty of things inside it, for both the daily cars

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Fire extinguisher was refurbished for the year

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    And put in place

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    Bought a set of neat cases for my ctek chargers, one in each car, and they look fantastic and classy

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    I also bought a retro label maker and went nuts on multiple things

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    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Some lamps for the New headlights as well

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    And then it was all about installing them on the car, which requires some work on the mkv golf, sadly

    Cheers

    Mike


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

  18. #293

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    Thought I had updated some things here but again I see that I havent so lets fix that.

    We were at the point, that I had bought the headlights and was about to install them.

    So let's get to that.

    In this car, sadly, in order to remove headlights, you have to remove the front end basically.

    Started with this

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    I ***** the years that went by with these ballasts of HID kits. Never again I think

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    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Grille removed

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    Hello mishimoto

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    Bumper removed

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    Polished the charge pipes while i was there

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    Out they went

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    Enjoyed the part of cutting zip ties so much

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    So much cleaner

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    Threw the first headlight on

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    And then both

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    Everything worked great as it should

    Buttoned everything up

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    Did some fast height adjustment

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    And here are some finished photos. Love how it came out, clean.

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    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Cheers guys, more to come

    Mike


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

  19. #294

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    Given the fact that acquired another project car, I rearranged some things.

    So I went from this custom biller shift knob

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    To my previous beloved sparco one which looks great in the Golf

    Aug21 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Aug21 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Also, because I am using the golf 18'' wheels in the A4 currently I swapped the Audi 17in wheels for now. Which at first were very weird , but currently they are not as bad as I thought. Plus, they offer a serious sleeper look status, which I totally love and have fun with when i take it out for a drive.

    Here is how the swap story went so far.

    Wheels

    Aug21 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    The center caps could not be snapped on, due to the stud conversion I am running they werent deep enough.

    So instead I found some audi caps I had laying around and popped them on

    Aug21 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Hmmm not so bad

    Aug21 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Aug21 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Let's give the car a proper clean to see how it looks

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    They dont look so bad

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    Polished the backbox once again

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    Came out nice

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    Took it for a spin to grab some photos

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    You would never guess this runs a GTX3076 with an external wastegate pipe screaming on WOT, would you now, be honest

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    To be honest, I might even go as far as colour matching these wheels and adding red Audi caps in the center.

    Who knows we shall see.

    Cheers

    Mike


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    I like the look of the audi wheels with just the center cap. It works with the stud conversion and makes a little subtle racecar nod.
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  21. #296

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    I like the look of the audi wheels with just the center cap. It works with the stud conversion and makes a little subtle racecar nod.
    HELL YEAH. I knew it there was something about it, I knew something with an eye would get it.

    I think colourmatched wheels with red caps and either silver or gold audi rings will make them pop out even more.


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  22. #297

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    Had an idea.

    Took some measurements.

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Looked doable

    Ordered new Audi caps, and custom painted them in red

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    Went from this

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    To this

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    Subtle, yet makes a difference. Exactly what I wanted.

    Cheers guys


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    Red caps deff were worth it, perfect extra addition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Red caps deff were worth it, perfect extra addition.
    Agreed mate. Now I think I am gonna go for gunmetal powdercoating to finishe them off nicely


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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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