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    My First Audi

    Hi All

    I'm Josh... Long-Time VAG car owner, coming from a Fabia vRS to this:

    1998 Audi A4 2.4 SE

    Ł1000 English Pounds

    Bluetooth Hands Free

    FDSH Until 80k

    155k Miles

    Needs a Clutch and a Rear Passenger-Side Stub Axle and Bearing (looks like someone's hit the wheel against a curb).

    It's Black (kind of crappy black at the moment - it needs polishing)

    It has quite a few small dents.

    I reckon on spending a grand on it, so it'll be a 2 grand car which should do me for some time.

    I'm after some Finance-Free motoring for a while, and although I'll probably spend each month on it, I'm hoping it'll be less than the finance on a new car.

    Anyway, that's me and my car


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    '98 A4 2.4 SE

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    Check below for photos:

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    Howdy!
    Welcome'n'all that!

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    Hello, Nice pics!
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    Hey Josh.

    Good to see you. Might pop over later and check out your new barge

    Welcome into the fold mate.


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    Thanks guys!

    Rich, it's not at home, I'll let you know when I get it back and you can give me a hand polishing it!

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    I'm busy that day. Sorry


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    I got a quote today for the work and it's definately going to be a grand...

    On the plus side, it's had all it's recalls and it's HPI Clear (which Rich pointed out, would have been better to find out before I bought it!).

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    Ah, you're excited. It's your first Audi


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    Thanks everyone!

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    Hey Josh
    I knew it would not be long until you was over here
    Hope to catch up soon
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    Hello, good evening, and welcome....
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    OK, here's my update for today:

    Got to the garage at 10am and made a start at about 10:30.

    Applied Wonder Wheels to all wheels and agitated with a soft brush... Hot-Damn they were filthy!

    Removed GB and Welsh Dragon stickers from boot with the help of a hot air gun (carefully!!).

    Washed whole car with 50:50 Ph Neutral De-Limonine / Water and a MF Cloth (Inc. Engine Bay).

    Clayed the Roof and Boot, but there was that much crap in the paint (I'm not joking), I was convinced that it was making matters worse.

    Washed with Zymol Premium Shampoo and a Tesco MF pad.

    The car was in the sun, so it dried almost instantly after rinsing!

    Applied 3M Fine Compund on a natural sponge (?) applicator pad to the bonnet, roof and bootlid. Buffed with MF Cloth.

    Applied AG SRP on a natural sponge (?) applicator pad to the entire car. Buffed with MF Cloth.

    Applied Comma Black Trim Wax to all black plastic exterior trim.

    Polished Windows with Sonus Glass & Chrome.

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    Inside, I vacuumed the entire interior, removed and discarded the horrible rubber mats (but found a hole in the carpet on the drivers-side, from the driver's heel... I'll get some proper mats to cover this, however that's the only damage in the interior (other than a couple of broken clips on the rear centre arm rest).

    Used a dilute mix of Vax AAA liquid shampoo to clean spot stains on the roof lining, Sun Visors and A/B/C Pillars.

    Used Volkswagen interior plastic spray on a MF Cloth to clean all interior plastics.

    Did the interior windows with Sonus Glass & Chrome... buggered the first one up as I picked up the wrong MF cloth (of course it HAD to be the one with Collinite 476s on it ).

    Removed used car sales sticker from the rear window.

    Went for some tea at 16:00... Sunburnt and aching arms!

    Here are the photos!

    Before:











    After:









    I forgot to take any before or after photos of the interior... It looks nice now though

    Stage two of this will commense when I receive the Menz polish kit next week and I can start some proper defect removal.

    Oh, and yes, I know I need to order the lower door trims

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    Looking good mate. Who says hard work never pays off?!!!
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    Hello and welcome.

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