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Mikes 1.9tdi Sport GMBH - Akoya Silver

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Mike.M, Jan 8, 2013.

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    Quick pic from the weekends wash, polish and wax......love the colour in the sun.

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    and one of the rear!
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    Will get the front sorted soon as have a few scuffs that need to be painted!
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    Well bought a new deep 18mm spanner to do the strut nut properly and succeeded :)

    B5 before
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    B5 after and a much nicer looking front end wheel arch gap if I say so myself :)
    Front and rear are now even
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    Didint think it made that much if a visual difference, but defo does, like it, B5 perches are a defo then lol
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    Looks fantastic mate. Even better with the perches. I have mine just need to get them fitted! You on standard sport springs?
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    Cheers......yes all standard sport suspension.
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    Got some privacy shades for the car and impressed with the build quality and fit of them......highly recommended and cheaper than tints.

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    These look like a good idea, any chance of some fitted pics please?

    Have seen them on eBay for £100, is that about right price?

    Thanks.
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    Perfect fit blinds are one of my favourite mods.
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    Will gets pics up when I have some.

    Ref price £100 is right for them new.
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    A quick pic from this morning......inside the car:

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    wow, what a difference!

    i guess you cant open the windows with them in?
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    Yes you can :)

    There are discrete clips that hold them in place at the top with the windows open
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    Not much of an update but the car came back from paint after a week away as had the roof rail redone and the front bumper repainted after a woman tried to parallel park on my car a few months ago........all nice again.
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    Hi Mike, I ordered the privacy shades last week so they should turn up this week.Can you keep the rear windows open and the shades won't pop out of the car when going down the road?

    Thanks.
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    Pics?

    Would like to see ya roof rails, you stayed chrome?
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    @@ruffrida - I meant the roof gutter rail as have a saloon :)

    @sumo - Shades with supplied clips stay attached with windows open.
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    That's great thanks.
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    Well last night I decided to take apart my airbox to play noticed the thick foam and plastic grate in the bottom part of the box.....highlighted green not my car :)

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    so decided to remove the foam with grate and smooth inside the box a little before putting all back together.

    Went for a drive and it felt to pick up a little better.....possibly due to the extra cold air space in the box.....unsure.....but I could have been imagining it.



    Anyway it kept me occupied for an hour before bed LOL
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    Have a weekend off coming up so after see urs going to wrap the interior trim in silver carbon film,two question. What film did you use and was thinking of wrapping the switch surrounds in the doors as well,do you think that might be to much?
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    Got mine off a uk ebay supplier......no idea of name to be honest but if I find him will send it over.

    Ref switch surrounds, I think it will be too much in my opinion.
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    Thanks mike,yeah did think it might be to much but always good getting a second opinion! Might plastidip it black as have been told it looks like OEM,well can't look any worse any it does now.lol
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    With my drivers side switch surround I used meth spirits to scrap off the old flaking rubber finish then lightly sanded smooth and to key before painting a few coats of primer, satin black then matt lacquer to finish and it was a perfect match to the rest of the trim........and I experimented a lot too LOL.

    Still wearing very well and match is great.

    ebay chap is: carcarstyleonline
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    Nothing much been going on but did take delivery of this today which will come in handy with kids in the back

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    Very nice dude, can your car get any better? I really like the akoya silver colour.
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    Stunning looking car.
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    Many thanks.......just finished fitting the rear armrest and all is good

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