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    Cheap Tasteful Mods??

    Hey all, I can't sit still! my fingers are itching to start modding but funds are of short supply so was just wondering if there was any tasteful little mods that i could do on the cheap??

    Any information/tips are greatly appreciated

    Cheers Steve

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    Funds are always short so i'm going to do my chrome window surrounds(which i hate as they have gone patchy) in either carbon or matt black vinyl and the grill surround too. Not for eveyone but thats what i'm going to do maybe £20 tops for the vinyl.

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    LED number plate lights & side lights are quite cheap.
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    Dechrome your grilles and paint your calipers.
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    Probably not what you had in mind as it's not visible, but I'm a big fan of the lifehammer being fixed in the lid of the armrest if you have one?

    Arm Rest Storage

    Other than that the red led interior light mod is fairly cheap. Panel filter? Engine bay covers?


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    ipod dock?

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    weight reduction is always a good one and its cheap, take all the seats out and only keep the drivers one,

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    Get yourself some genuine 3m di-noc carbon film from the likes of ebay and cover all the interior aluminium inlays!

    Once they become scratched and nicked they look awefull.

    I did mine in an afternoon, dead easy to do with a hairdryer and some patience.

    They make a terrific upgrade and look so fresh too!

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    My plan ^

    But, if i get them done in real carbon fibre will they go back on into place fine you think, due to them been alittle extra thicker

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    Yeah carbon film sounds like a plan cheers

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    I did this last year. I got the idea after looking at the B7 s-line

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    I then did the card and cup holder to match

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMD View Post
    I did this last year. I got the idea after looking at the B7 s-line

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    I like! What did you colour them with?
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    I Used VHT paint on the cam cover and then used a hot air gun (mid heat setting) to achieve the wrinkle effect. I then let the paint set/cool for 24 hours and then used a 2500 grit w&d paper just to knock it back a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpesh26 View Post
    I like! What did you colour them with?
    I used Aluminum tape and a smooth cloth, the cloth must be smooth as any other cloth will mark the Alloy tape.
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    With my spare Alloy Trim (fish scale) i had a little play with the gear lever surround. I removed the standard s-line surround and removed the crome trim from the fish scale surround and then test fitted it.

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    Standard s-line gear knob surround





    FishScale Gear knob surround with chrome trim removed, the surround now slide's over the top of the gear knob a leather gater, so the gear knob now looks lower.




    I was in two mind's and put it back to standard standard, not a cheap mod as the whole dash and door trim set cost me alot of money, but we have to try these thing's just to see..
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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    Dechrome your grilles and paint your calipers.
    Is that a case of rubbing down the chrome and just painting it?

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    Yep but you will need to prime the the grill's before the top coat of black

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    number plate frames and pressed plates. about £25

    Beetle RSI or something similar 6 speed gearknob. £30 & as above have 3m carboned the dash inserts. If you haven't got leather can do the fabric on the door card in faux suede.

    I Joeyed (painted) the inside of my headlights. need a day and a heatgun, can of bbq paint.£5.
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    its an ABT one, the black bit is carbon and its quite subtle in real life. it fits just as the oem one and is made of the same
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    Looks very nice.

    I like your joey mod too, thats what I need to do, and stop convincing myself I can shortcut it with Lamin-x...
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