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my avant progress thread

rawtor51 Nov 13, 2011

  1. rawtor51

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    Thought i would try somthing a bit different today.
    took a standard set of black casings and rubbed them down a bit, gave them a few coats of Plasti Dip, they were looking sh*t hot, then i gave them another coat :keule:.
    Anyway this is how they turned out, and tbh they are growing on me with the textured look, i will stick them on at some point to see how they look. They feel like they are wrapped in laytex now with that stuff.

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    Good thing about Plasti Dip is that if i decide i dont like it it just peels straight off.
     
  2. rawtor51

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    Well I got up this morning and fitted the mirror caps.
    No pics though, they looked rubbish, you don't know till you try though.
    Mirror caps for sale hahaha.
     
  3. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Post the pics anyway, I'd be interested to see.
     
  4. rawtor51

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    sorry i never took any:blush:
     
  5. 4NT

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    Aye, I would have though that they would work with the contrast against Silver and the blacked out grillle etc....

    Least you gave it a go. huh.

    Counting the days till your wheels go on? Mine go on Saturday but wont be quite as spectacular. :blackrs4:
     
  6. Leaky Lloyd

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    hurry up and bang them wheels on,, got me eye on some and i wanna see em on yours 1st,, ! LOL
    got the old rs4's on at the moment, loving the colour and the look but never get round to sorting the red rings out !!!
    oh, de badging the rears a go now ive seen yours aswell !
    ps,, the daft number plates have gone,, dont panic,, LOL
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  7. rawtor51

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    Sure am , still to buy tyres though.

    Its snowing here anyway so im in no hurry
     
  8. rawtor51

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    The car flew through another year M.O.T on Wed so i can start spending again
    Got a full service done, oil change, filters blah blah blah.

    Also got my Laminex through the door, some pics.
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    Pics are **** but i will update later on when its not so dark.
     
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  9. 4NT

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    Am I right in thinking you've done some French (yellow) fogs?

    Congrats on the MOT.

    Maybe now you can buy tyres and put the wheels on ! I put my RS6's on today, iPhone pics are turd so no post.

    Tryres + Wheels = Your car looking complete.......:yahoo:
     
  10. rawtor51

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    Hahahaha tyres will be ordered on tuesday, get the pics up, RS6's look great too.

    Lloyd , your car looks really good , i like the old RS4's too, i have a set of them on my mk4 Golf.

    RS4's new and old & RS6's may be popular but thats because they look so right, still 3 of my fav wheels.
     
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    Tyres ordered today:rockwoot:
     
  12. 4NT

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    Bring on the wheels. waaahoo
     
  13. rawtor51

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    postie has been again

    Dropped these off
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    I fitted these today too, freshens up the rear a bit.
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  14. GNJ_Motorsport

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    Will look great on those wheels :)
     
  15. dubstar81

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    Those merc rims with grey centres look amazing
     
  16. 4NT

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    I'd prefer to see those tyres with wheels in the middle and mounted on a gmbh kitted avant...

    Any thoughts Ross?
     
  17. AlexGSi2000

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    This looks great so far, the rear diffuser effect is simple and works well.
    Im thinking about removing the rear wiper also - what size grommet did you use?

    If you want to know what your wheels look like on a Votex Avant, ill happily try them on for you :hubbahubba:
     
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    thanks guys,

    Its actually a cavity box grommet, they only come in 2 sizes and it was the larger of the 2, i think it was the 20mm one.

    Tyres are being fitted tomorrow, so maybe the weekend to mount the wheels on the car.
     
  19. Leaky Lloyd

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    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah !!!!

    get them rims on already !!!!:)
     
  20. rawtor51

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    Today was the big day.
    Well happy with how its sitting now.
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    Also got my led sidelights fitted.

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    Im absolutly delighted with it.
     
  21. Widemonkeys

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    Looking good mate
     
  22. AlexGSi2000

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    Win!

    - I did my sidelights too the other week, makes such a difference. - Need to do my rear numberplate lights too but some idiot has rounded the screws.

    Are you getting a HID kit?
     
  23. quattrojames

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  24. 4NT

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    Yes, that's better now! Sits on them great and the colours all come together really nice, ace!:o.k:
     
  25. rawtor51

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    Thanks guys,

    The rear is sprayed on, makes a big difference, Im really happy with it now tbh, im gonna try my black mirror caps on again when i get a minute, now the wheels are on they may look better.
     
  26. amar06fbr

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    nice car. :icon_thumright:
     
  27. AlexGSi2000

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    Cheers James, yeah I came across this last week - looks like im going to have to do this at some-point (will wait until I have a bulb out)
    Thing is - on the last service receipt from Audi (Jul 2011) They charged £190 to replace the plinth! Which looks like it was never done.
     
  28. rawtor51

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    fitted the black mirror caps again, they work alot better with the wheels fitted.

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  29. 4NT

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    Keys in well with the grille and LCR up front, I like I think, you could maybe put a front / side angle on to give more of a clue as to how it looks. I think I like em Ross it's looking really good...
     
  30. rawtor51

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    here ye go buddy

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  31. quattrojames

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    Looks very good now :thumbsup:
     
  32. S3 GAZ

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    Looks great mate. Job well done 👍
     
  33. 4NT

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    I think the mirror caps tie in the colours really well Ross.

    WINNER!
     
  34. rawtor51

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    Thanks very much guys:thumbsup:

    I installed some ambient led's into the front overhead panel tonight, nice little touch i think.

    last time i had these was in a mk5 Golf.

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    I think i will order some for the rear panel too.
     
  35. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I did my rears too. There's a guide in the DIY sticky I think.

    What did you use to give the black circle around the drill holes?
     
  36. DALE_AVANT

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    Looks fantastic mate, I bet you enjoyed bolting those wheels on after the long wait!

    Where did you order your LED sidelights from? I have Osram Nightbreaker headlight bulbs, these would complement well i reckon
     
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    Lovely looking avant mate, all the mods work really well together.
     
  39. rawtor51

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    Thanks dude:icon_thumright:

    Well my new camera arrived last week, i thought i would go out and take a few pics tonight and have a play with some of the settings to get familiar with it.

    Heres the results.
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  40. Leaky Lloyd

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    twin pipes ?
     

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