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    Project GTI

    im currently working on a mk5 GTI full longlife service, brand new wheels and tyres(wheels are buckled and cracked) new brakes all round, full scans, data logging, removal of warning lights on dash, new MAF, new window switches and door handle, new CV boots and then its in for the correction detail exterior and inside detail including engine bay and even this will not even complete the car as it has lots of problems with it. i know it sounds like im a mechanic but im not lol its actually in for a detail but the owner wants other things which we provide aswel such as the servicing etc

    this car is going to take 2 weeks to complete and even then it wont be complete as there are lots of things that need doing but this will be done over the next coming months.

    well i thought id share with you pics of the interior so you can see what im up against, this is just a teaser and full write up shall be coming soon.

    but enjoy these pics for now

    took out the seats so i could get to the extent of the mess











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    OMFG how the hell did they drive that bad of s**t ive seen cleaner trade car in work im sorry but the owner needs to be shot for letting there car get into that stait good luck with that beaut
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    tell me bout it fran, i had to remove the seats to clean them properly as they have paint on them and god knows what else, once i removed the seats i could see the full extent of the state of this car.

    ill see you in 2 months lol its gona be a challenge this one mate, my skills are going to be tested

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    Thats a good project,something to get your teeth into and much better than a tidy car as the transformation is night and day Grant

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4twiggy View Post
    tell me bout it fran, i had to remove the seats to clean them properly as they have paint on them and god knows what else, once i removed the seats i could see the full extent of the state of this car.

    ill see you in 2 months lol its gona be a challenge this one mate, my skills are going to be tested
    haha yeah man sounds like your going to have fun on that one dude make sure you get up some progress pics to see how its coming along , i really hate cars like that i did a 58 plate ford galaxy last week in work only done 30k and it was not far off the state of that it was a pig but looked a different car when fini tho man lol sold quick too
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    Thats a good project,something to get your teeth into and much better than a tidy car as the transformation is night and day Grant
    sounds mad but im actually looking forward to seeing the progress of the car, like you said it is going to be night and day.

    the paint is actually grey but should be black lol and also looks like someone has used brillo pads on it(and thats in the garage not even under lighting yet---- god knows what ill find when the lights get on it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    haha yeah man sounds like your going to have fun on that one dude make sure you get up some progress pics to see how its coming along , i really hate cars like that i did a 58 plate ford galaxy last week in work only done 30k and it was not far off the state of that it was a pig but looked a different car when fini tho man lol sold quick too
    keep an eye out for the write up mate, i shall be doing a full wriute up through the week with the progress i am making with it lol

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    will do dude looking forward to seeing the progess on it
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Oh my god, what a mess!!! How could someone let it get that bad, madness.

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    Will be keeping an eye on this thread. Any shots of the exterior as it stands?
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    not yet mate, will be gettin them up soon as i get the car out the garage. still waiting for new rims, tyres, MAF and then we shall be starting the detail on it.

    ill get the exterior pics up asap

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    defo a big project grant good luck hope you get it all sorted
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Bloody hell! What a mess... Looking forward to seeing the progress!
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    Man, that thing is FOUL. One of the worst I've seen... Good luck with it mate!
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    Looks rotten, how could you let it get to that state
    Going to be a long job, but at least at the end you'll be able to look back with a massive sense of accomplishment

    Keep us updated !

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 AUO View Post
    Looks rotten, how could you let it get to that state
    Going to be a long job, but at least at the end you'll be able to look back with a massive sense of accomplishment

    Keep us updated !
    The car came into us in this state (not our car) we asked the owner the same question... It will be a challenge the paint is bad real bad..
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 AUO View Post
    Looks rotten, how could you let it get to that state
    Going to be a long job, but at least at the end you'll be able to look back with a massive sense of accomplishment

    Keep us updated !
    not my GTI mate, a customer of ours and ive asked myself a few times how someone with a car like this can let it get so bad

    cant wait for the turnaround myself so keep an eye out for this one lads

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    That interior is grim. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
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    wtf!!!! good luck boys u need it
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    It looks like a flooded car usually does

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    Its the worst example of a Golf GTI I've ever seen

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    just an update of what ive been doing. cleaned the interior and this is what i had out of the carpets. no its not a pint of guiness* :grin:


    remember this


    well it looks a little better now


    once both sides were done i gave it a final hoover to remove odds and ends that came up from deep inside the carpets, cleaned all centre console whilst seats were out, rears were done aswel which uncovered sweets stuck to the seats and melted, put it this way ive come across a sock, sand, egg shell, used wet chewing gum, melted boiled sweets, white paint(what a bugger to try and remove) pink thing melted into carpet on passenger side, 16 fag ends etc so you can have a little guess at what i was up against on this interior
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    It's a pet hate of mine seeing cars left in such a state especially when I'm collecting hirer cars. Can't understand why people use their cars as basically a rubbish bin considering they spend silly amounts on brand new cars!

    Best of luck sorting it though - gotta have some patience to say the least. I dread to see the state of the outside nevermind the inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizza View Post
    I dread to see the state of the outside nevermind the inside.
    just as bad on the outside mate, paint work is in serious bad condition and its not even under lights yet. i dread to see what we have to correct. i do love a challenge though

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    Looks like a brand new carpet mate. The end result should be great. Looks like it may take you a while tho.
    I dont see how people can let their cars get so dirty, just pure lazziness if you ask me.
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    That's unreal. I just couldn't imagine driving around in a car in that state! I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing the final result on this one. Looks like the owner's been sawing some wood on the back seat whilst smoking a pack of fags and eating really crumbly baguettes for lunch!

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    WOW!!!!

    What the hell is going on there.....that is terrible, I mean mine is a state at the mo and the missus thinks it looks ok...but I think even she would have something to say about that....lol!!!

    Good luck with that dude....looking forward to the pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4twiggy View Post
    just as bad on the outside mate, paint work is in serious bad condition and its not even under lights yet. i dread to see what we have to correct. i do love a challenge though
    People just don't look after cars at all - it's appaling
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    That's unreal. Looks like the owner's been sawing some wood on the back seat whilst smoking a pack of fags and eating really crumbly baguettes for lunch!
    What you see in the back seat is sand. Dirt and Sand is everywhere.
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    Unbelievable I thought it was a mark 1 or 2 Golf not a "nearly new" one and i cracked up at the sock in the 1st picture!!!
    Good luck with it and can't wait to see the results
    Hope your hard work gets well rewarded

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    me too mate, this car ahs everything in it. paint work is shocking mate, took a sample pic last night and its that bad i cant get a decent picture, it all looks hazy as the paint is in dire straits



    poor quality pictures but this was just top show someone on the GTI forum the state of the car. not doing the detail until new wheels are opn with tyres, and new maf has to be installed.

    on a good note, the wheels have arrived, new maf has arrived so we are on course. just nerw tyres needed and then its game on

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    Damn thats the worst state ever seen any car in thats on the road tbh, dare I ask if the driver is also looking like the car, you gonna detail them aswell

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    Tell them the truth G. You been eating ur lunch in there again!!

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    nice one warren, i liked that one fair play mate lol

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    bet he drunk tha pint of guinness tho Warren lol merthyr boys aint fussy lol "as long as looks like a pint see boy bach" lmao
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    G i had to think quick after your last freestyle outburst!!

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    Just a liitle up date.. We have started Paint correction.

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    good progress col and grant a bit of a major project looking forward to seeing this heap of junk finished , and make sure you give the customer a slap from me for letting there car get in such a terrible stait in the first place
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    thats gotta be flood damaged hasnt it???
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    F..k me thats mingin! Has the driver been living in it? He/she has left a sock in the footwell

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