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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by TFSI, Jan 11, 2011.

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    Nearly forgot how good it looks :yes::yes::yes::yes: Got my number plate now and it feels like my car again :blush::blush::blush::blush::blush:

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    do u ever find small black and brown dots near the bottom side of the rear doors near the wings and side skirts?

    pain in ass to wash evry little mark can be seen in ibis...have to go over mine 3 times and still miss bits hard work in this weather

    i have 500 yard dirt track road to get on to get home...cars never stayed clean longer than a day
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    Mines still got little black dots everywhere which it had from new !!!!! Plan to clay it, wax it and seal it when the weather permits and thats only if i have the bottle to clay a 3 month old car !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never clayed a car before is it straight forward ish ????????
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    not sure tbh. I was looking into stone chip protection? but getting the side wrapped aswell to kill 2 birds with one stone
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    Questionable choice of colour then ?????? lol :no:
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    Yes, claying is straight forward, I had to do my brand new astra VXR, as cars wait and be transported the paintwork gets covered in contaminents that do not come off with washing alone.
    You are best to get it cleaned, clayed, seal then wax it.
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    James.Asbri Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    Car looks smart, is that the colour mine is under the mud and grit?

    Autosmart Tardis will get rid of the tar deposits as well, little easier and quicker than claying this time of year
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    Car looks nice... White does look good when all cleaned up...

    Not so sure about your grill badge though but each to our own.. :yes:
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    they are tar spots and the are a pain in my arse as i detail cars and get a bit fed up of removing them lol they come off easy enough tho just clay bar it is the easyest way
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    +1 its a bit too big but its your car its only our opinion mate
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    wrong badge?
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    S3 badge it looks like just without the 3 on the end of it
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    Cheers for the advice on claying etc, much appreciated guys.

    As for the grill badge !! It could be a bit smaller agreed, all i wanted was for the car to look a tad different to standard now Audi in there wisdom have deleted the S line badge from the front grills. Its only stuck on with double sided tape so will be a doddle to change.

    Open to suggestions at what would best replace it or can i get a suitable S or S line badge from somewhere without the badge the car looks a little boring from the front.

    Not trying to make it look like an S3, Its an Sline and that will do for me just want a grill badge of some sort to be different.

    Oh as well :blush::blush::blush::blush: Thinking of painting the brake calipers, what do you suggest ?? I was thinking just plain black for Ibis White !!!!
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    Claying a doddle, makes a hell of a difference too, when I clay I like to wash, dry, clay, wash, dry, polish (any wee scratches etc), seal, and wax (usually a couple fo coats) Witht he Clay make sure you keep it clean and well lubricated.
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