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my avant progress thread

rawtor51 Nov 13, 2011

  1. rawtor51

    rawtor51 Active Member

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    Nope, its a diesel , they are supposed to be hidden:icon_thumright:
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    See my signature :thumbsup:

    Lots of TDi owners make them visible.
     
  3. rawtor51

    rawtor51 Active Member

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    Yeah i know , its the same with the VW scene, aint gonna happen though
     
  4. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Fair play :beerchug:
     
  5. rawtor51

    rawtor51 Active Member

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    Been at it again, i cant leave things alone.
    No more fried egg look at the front now, got rid of the orange bulbs and fitted some nice silver jobbies.

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    Next up was some tint, I wanted a subtle tint but after seeing the choices i went for a 20% in the end, I'm delighted with it to say the least.
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  6. hartey

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    Looking really good mate.
     
  7. Stubie

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    When mine grows up I want it to look like this ! Lol
    Looks great fella !
     
  8. rawtor51

    rawtor51 Active Member

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    Thanks guys, appreciate the comments:icon_thumright:
     
  9. 666markyboy

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

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    did you do the tints yourself ???? i wonder how people get on going over the arial and and heated screen lines ????
     
  10. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    it just sticks over them
     
  11. rawtor51

    rawtor51 Active Member

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    No, I got the professionals to do them but tbh you wouldnt really know they were there.
     
  12. Ian-83

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    How did you get the grill surrounds black? Did they just unclip and you sprayed them up?

    Also what size are the wheel spacers your running?
     
  13. rawtor51

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    Yeah the chrome part will seperate , its fidilybut straight forward

    Spacers are 10mm each at the back.
     
  14. B6Steve

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    Absolutely awesome work!
     
  15. StuG808

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    Is the 'fried egg delete' just down to changing the bulbs? Looks much better.

    Are you going to Joey the headlights?
     
  16. DALE_AVANT

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  18. rawtor51

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    thank you guys:icon_thumright:

    Yeah as above just change the orange bulbs for silver ones that flash orange.

    TBH i wasnt planning on the joey mod but i have thought about a light tint on them, still undecided though.
     
  19. Ian-83

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    Cheers will give it a go possibly on mine once the weather is nicer
     
  20. rawtor51

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    Decided it was time to get back into some mountain biking, so after asking some questions on the best bike rack to go for, I ordered some aero cross bars, I didnt want bars that stuck out past the roof rails so these will do nicely, they are a carbon copy of the Whispbars, Very popular over the pond.

    All fitted, next up are the Thule 591 carriers.
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  21. archemist

    archemist Active Member VCDS Map User Audi S3 Team Brilliant Black

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    likey very very - cracking motor fella:thumbsup:

    (you not worried about getting the bikes up safely?)
     
  22. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I lift mine straight up and onto the roof with no problems. The worse bit is putting a dirty bike up there to drip down onto the roof :(
     
  23. rawtor51

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    James,
    I was thinking the exact same thing as you, clean car , manky bike ,hahaha.
     
  24. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    Are theses the bars off ebay?
    I've seen them and was tempted but was not that sure on the quality or the weight they can handle.

    I've been looking at the Wingbar allot more.

    What is the quality and fit meant like?
     
  25. archemist

    archemist Active Member VCDS Map User Audi S3 Team Brilliant Black

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    yep - i do use roof rack when carrying more than 3 but had a nasty experience with a bear trap pedal and a freelander roof:redface:!!!

    thankfully i've got a witter detachable towbar and a thule tilting rack (for my back') which keeps the car clean:icon_thumright:
     
  26. rawtor51

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    Got a bit more of the blackout done today,

    Nowt major but i think it looks better.

    Masked up ready to get going
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    Finished article
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    Also got my 591's ordered today so should be here midweek :icon_thumright:
     
  27. B6Steve

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    Window surrounds next?
     
  28. Widemonkeys

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    The boot strip looks good, i did mine last week just popped it of painted it and put it back on easy job but looks much better
     
  29. rawtor51

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    i did think about the window surrounds but i think i may leave them as they tie in with my rails, cross bars and my carriers.

    Widemonkeys, i didnt think it was as straight forward as just popping it off, is it really that easy ?
     
  30. slappy

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    It should be the same as the saloon for removal.

    Use a flat screwdriver, cover the end of the screwdriver with a cloth to protect the paintwork, start on one end and prise it up, use your fingers to pop it off (slowly), work your way through from one end to the other and eventually it will come off.
     
  31. 666markyboy

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmm..... Carbon wrapp it perhaps ??? less likely to scratch off
     
  32. rawtor51

    rawtor51 Active Member

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    thanks slappy:icon_thumright:, really just wondered for future reference.

    I dont have any other carbon on the car though so it may look a bit odd, shouldnt really scratch though, well hopefully not.
     
  33. crazy88

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    Mine would be scratched in seconds, but then I use my car as a mobile skip! :)

    Your car looks great as always dude, loving it. How are you finding them bars? I have some proper old school cross bars, so would like some more modern looking ones when I get chance to pick some up.
     
  34. Widemonkeys

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    Yes very easy just like slappy said just be gentle not to break the clips.
     
  35. rawtor51

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    Cool, thanks guys.

    I havnt had my carriers on the cross bars yet as they havnt arrived in the post, should be this week though, minimal noise and no difference to mpg though.

    Think im taking all this black a bit far now:).
    Its always bugged me how i could see the silver alloy radiator through the grill, and because it was a bit manky too.
    This is what im talking about( pic nicked from the tinternet )
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    So it got the treatment too
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    It was cleaned and sprayed using a satin black dry film lube as i didnt know how paint would be on a rad.
    this stuff is amazing, use it for coating offshore tools and have previously done complete engines with it, is stands up to most things.
    it was only a matter of time really, but folk do say its the small touches that count.
     
  36. 666markyboy

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    I de-chromed my front grills with the stuff so maybe it would work for me.... also toyed with the idea of doing the rear Audi rings but i think they may be a little too fidly..... need some nice weather to have a play.... your car looks sweet though m8
     
  37. hades-

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    why didnt you just unclip it from the bumper
    would have been a lot easier
     
  38. rawtor51

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    Didnt know it come off that easy.

    Another day , another mod.

    Subtle smoke on the front lenses.
    Same subtle smoke on the rears.

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    all done
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    and the rears
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    Pretty pleased with them, time will tell how they stand upto the elements and washing though.
     
  39. crazy88

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    What have you used for that then? The fronts particularly look great!
     
  40. slappy

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    Looking good, like the black Audi rings on the back, stands out better on your car. Mine is dolphin grey so not 100% whether or not to do mine yet.
     

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