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Cheap Tasteful Mods??

lockie2002 Aug 27, 2011

  1. lockie2002

    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
     
  2. jolly14

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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
     
  3. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    LED number plate lights & side lights are quite cheap.
    Seat Cupra R front lip spoiler £25 max
     
  4. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Dechrome your grilles and paint your calipers.
     
  5. GrayT

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  6. necroeire

    necroeire Active Member

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    ipod dock?
     
  7. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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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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  8. bugwhizz

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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!
     
  9. Paul @ Unit 9 Remaps

    Paul @ Unit 9 Remaps Site Sponsor Site Sponsor

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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
     
  10. lockie2002

    lockie2002 In the Fast Lane!

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    Yeah carbon film sounds like a plan cheers
     
  11. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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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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  12. alpesh26

    alpesh26 Active Member TeamMisano

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    I like! What did you colour them with?
     
  13. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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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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  14. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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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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  15. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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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.

    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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  16. RobMorris

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    Is that a case of rubbing down the chrome and just painting it?
     
  17. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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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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  18. matttrs

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    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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  19. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    What rear valance is that Matt?
     
  20. matttrs

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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
     
  21. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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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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