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Cheap Tasteful Mods??

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by lockie2002, Aug 27, 2011.

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    lockie2002 In the Fast Lane!

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    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.

    Cheers Jay
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    LED number plate lights & side lights are quite cheap.
    Seat Cupra R front lip spoiler £25 max
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    Dechrome your grilles and paint your calipers.
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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, :hi:
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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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    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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    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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    [Sep 13, 2011]
    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.

    Results.

    Standard s-line gear knob surround

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    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.
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    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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    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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    [Sep 14, 2011]
    number plate frames and pressed plates. about £25
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    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.
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    I Joeyed (painted) the inside of my headlights. need a day and a heatgun, can of bbq paint.£5.
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    What rear valance is that Matt?
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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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    [Sep 14, 2011]
    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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