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Dark Vader Half Sibling - My Lava Grey A3 - on Bentleys, lowered etc

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ash B, Oct 5, 2010.

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    Make sure you get some pics up mate
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    yeah ive seen a few videos of it so im going to have a crack at it go to be worth a try hasnt it lol , will do once its done might even have a crack at my wing mirrors too
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    haha you been looking at the carbon mods videos?
    i made something for uni from one of their kits and it came out pretty well, just need to pluck up the balls to do it to the car haha
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    haha yep carbon mods they make it look so easy lol i have had loads of experience with fibre glass so cant be much different can it looks the same sort of idea
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    haha yea tell me about it!!
    im not sure, the fiberglass sheet ive used in the past if very stiff so its quite easy to handle, carbon fibre on the other hand is like silk!! its so light and flexible and as im guessing your only going to be using a single layer your gonna have to be really careful not to disturb the weave (which is really easy to do)
    when i was on carbon mods site i noticed they do a 3M backed carbon fibre sheet, which will support the weave and stop its moving which i was more tempted to go for when i skim my interior parts and then get the resins separate to get the finish i want
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    well i'll soon know whats its like to work with lol, yeah i was looking at that sheeting too:yum: i like the idea of going over the product with laquer to finish it off might try a bit of my carbon wrap with some on it lol
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    haha it does look good stuff, but the PIA is the only sheet big enough to wrap the parts is wayyy to big and so really expensive!
    ull have to get some pics up as wanna see what it looks like ;)
    but doing skimming should be easier then what i did as i did the mould thing... and its a bitch to release it from the mould! :(
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    yeah its not cheap is it , i couldn.t do the mould if i was doing it all the time then yeah but as its only a few bits its not worth the extra money in my opinion
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    na deff not, i only did the mould for a uni project... never again tho haha
    the only bit that worries me with the skimming, is on the gear stick surround, where u have the bit of metal that divides the piano black and the gaiter, can see that being really fiddly to get right... unless you cover its totally, but id want to keep the metal part
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    yeah i know what you mean like this [​IMG]
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    yea thats the one, can see it being a right nightmare, which is why i was thinking of the 3M backed weave
    there is an american guy that does it with normal weave oCarbon - carbon fiber products and his results are fantastic... but its not cheap! may just email him and ask him how he does it lol
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    i like the look of that a3 very nice indeed is it my eyes or has it got black/red carbon it looks awesome but yeah not cheap i would rather have a go myself first then if it doesnt work then pay someone to do it for me
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    yea he does, he does a few different color combo, but think u can get different coloured stuff from carbon mods?
    yea £300 is a bit a bit rich for my blood, def worth giving it the DIY bash when its gonna be like a 6th of the cost lol
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    its allways worth a bit of diy lol , my mates rs4 has got carbon trims in it he has to wipe the dribble off his dash every time im in it haha
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    Did mean to facebook ya - those new pics are cool mate!
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    Thanks Chris. Hopefully have some better ones this weekend. Got her booked in for a quick photoshoot on saturday morning :) Hope you had a good christmas and new year mate
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    Who's doing that for you Ash? I was online the other day searching as I want the same done in the summer?
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    Sweet!

    Yeah, i'm all good mate, good married christmas eve so it's been a busy xmas!
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    Its my mate James, i can ask him to do yours aswell? Or you can also try Nadine Kelly Photography she a member on here with an 8L S3. She will also be doing one later in month or start of Feb for me.

    Ahh Congratz Chris i saw a photo but when i went on your facebook i didnt see it say you were married so i thought it may of been some one elses lol. Congratz mate and well done :) Glad your all good and bet you had a busy x mas.
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    You have all the contacts, cheers Ash. I'll drop you a PM nearer the time then
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    Haha...No problem mate, drop me a pm closer to the date. I'll send you some photos once they are done
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    Look forward to seeing the snaps!
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    There are some rude looking motors there dude. Nice choice with the photos in the tunnel too. :thumbsup:
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    Just a quick teaser from the photoshoot my mate done for me. Felt like sh*t thought i was gonna have to cancell it as i was ill and friday day and night it just rained! Lucky i was able to get out of bed and use the two bucket method and a hose ha! Will upload the rest later with more details....
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    Cheers Welly :) i know got to have a couple with the dub boys. Some better ones will be loaded up later. Hopefully i'll see you at the BKKM want to have a good noise around that yellow beauty you got:wub:
    James here a little teaser already told my mate i want another shoot done haha.
    Said you will want one in the summer he said thats cool just to let me know when and we can arrange everything:thumbsup:
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    looking good ash!
    dont like seeing tints on car on dark A3's makes me want it!! lol
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    Cheers Ash, those look good as a teaser, care to share the rest?

    Would make sense to get them done together, plus I'm sure there's a few on here that might fancy them, could have few 'Audi-Sport' ones then as a group
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    looking good mate, il look forward to seeing the rest
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    sounds like a plan, how on the BKKM?
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    looks good! didnt realise you had the same rear bumper as mine.
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    Awesome pics bro. Were you get them done. Il come with you the next time your going for a shoot.
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    Ok here some more photos they were taken by James Merriman if your over on Edition 38 you will know who he is. Location was Caerphilly South Wales, was kind of pointless cleaning the car. Got dirty on the way so gave it a quick wipe done lol. Anyway here are the photos

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    Nice one Nath. I got James (blue bora?) to do them in caerphilly for me. Well let me know when you lowered your car and got the spacers on and we can get one arranged.

    Cheers War, lol yeah had the black edition bumper now since 09 kind of bored of it now lol.

    Sounds like a plan i was thinking of asking if you wanted one before BBKM lol

    Thanks Smoothie :)
    Haha there is the rest of them James. Well if your interested in a group one let me know can get Nathan & Fran involved. Yeah there a few of us in South Wales

    Haha you know some tints on dark 8P looks good. Thanks for the comment mate
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    Well impressed with them, i'll definitely be interested! I wouldn't stand a chance in getting shots like that
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    He got talent James fair play to him. Well let me know when you want one.
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    can do, need to see whats happening with my mates bday weekend and what she has got planned!
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    Dare I say reverse rake? The ED38 boys will be all over you for a bit of RR on a sunday evening!! lol
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    Haha:laugh: front needs to come back down raised it due to the snow as my splitter didnt last.
    Cant get on Ed38 just brings up some error message

    Yeah thats cool let me know when your done or before you come down :)
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    will do mate, well ill be down on friday till the sunday so ill be around for plenty of time, if you got time can go for a few drinks one night as well or tag along with my mates messiness haha
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    some quality shots there dude like i said on fb the guy has got a talent defo have to have a photo shoot before bkkm

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