Hi peeps , I've been here a few months now and since buying my audi have done a few bit , mainly getting it to run as intended but have also started the improvements and haven't really logged them ,
so this is the start of my build thread .
The story so far , bought a spares or repairs 8L 1.8t sport AGU on eBay for very little money , list of problems none of which seemed out of my league
stone chipped and full of water o/s headlight ,
Rusty o/s door bottom ,
climate control doesn't work ,
temp guage doesn't work ,
hunts on idle ,
lack of power,
tailgate clips for parcel shelf missing,
wet drivers footwell ,
broken wing mirror casings
Etc etc etc !
So with the help of ASN I've sorted all of the above with the dearest item being a correct colour door off eBay for £20
the funniest fault being the climate control !
Good old audi decided to programme it to not work with ambient temps below 5 degrees and it was cold and snowing when I bought it , so now the weather has cheered up a bit works fine LOL :D
next was a small weekend project of ambient lighting whic can be seen in "post pics of your A3" but my latest escapade has been a refurb of my standard 16" speedlines that to be fair were f****d !
As they came off the car
then with 80 grit wet and dry removed the worst , treated the corrosion with jenolite and increased to 120 grit carried on to start smoothing any imperfections lastly finishing all surfaces with 240 grit prior to a nice dose of acid etch primer
this was then wet flatted with 600 grit and washed and left to dry .
then comes the magic , using an eBay kit of satin wheel paint and hi gloss lacquer item number 310574572107 I managed to achieve this
Happy with the results even if I'm not impressed with my I phones camera
will post a pic of the car once I've done the other 3 wheels