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my avant progress thread

rawtor51 Nov 13, 2011

  1. rawtor51

    rawtor51 Active Member

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    Thanks man,

    Laminex is what I used,

    I think the black badge would look good on your car also. But I pretty much detest chrome on anything.
     
  2. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    I'm not so sure on the black badge on a dolphin grey car. Mine is dolphin grey too, so i've considered it a lot, but I just think you'd lose the detail/ effect as the paint is too dark for it. I'm happy to be proven wrong though. :moa:

    That laminx does look good. Hopefully it's pretty good hard wearing stuff.
     
  3. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Surprising what a bit of black paint can do - that looks great!
     
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  5. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    Damn it...I was gonna suggest you do that too. Paper rock scissors? :)
     
  6. slappy

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    Toss a coin, heads, I win, tails, you lose :yes:
     
  7. crazy88

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    Deal, but my wife will kill me...i'm not scared of her, honest!

    But, having said that, if I started the black look i'd have to go all out, and that just isn't happening. So i'm out. :undwech:
     
  8. TeKnodriver

    TeKnodriver Biodiesel Purrrr

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    Hey Rawtor -
    what's the stuff you used on the Rad?
    sounds like great stuff!

     
  9. moggie93

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    Hi rawtor is it similar to molykote..
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  10. rawtor51

    rawtor51 Active Member

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    It is similar but Molycote dries to a grey finish, even when dry it still comes off if you touch it, Dry film lube dosnt and it goes to a nice satin black.

    I got my new 591's on, I've not had roof mounted carriers before so i spent more and got some quality items, delighted with the quality of these.
    Holds the bikes solid, and after speaking to a few folk they are more than capable of being fine at 80mph + with no wobble.

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  11. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I have the 532's as I read some horrors stories about the clamps on the 591's (not wishing to worry you..) and they were a lot cheaper, but they're very good.
     
  12. rawtor51

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    No problems James, yeah I heard about the clamps, the newer style 591's were modified to stop that, they were also made a bit lighter.
     
  13. rawtor51

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    Well it was a lovely day today, although cold, i gave the car a bath a took some new pics.

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  14. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    It looks sweet.

    Is that a vinyl transfer on the rear valance?

    I'm still debating whether to Lamin-X or Joey-Mod my headlights...
     
  15. rawtor51

    rawtor51 Active Member

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    Thanks James:icon_thumright:,

    I was in the same situation as you, i didnt want to go taking lights apart for fear of breaking somthing and having to pay through the nose for a replacement.

    The rear vallence is sprayed.
     
  16. blyths24

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    Firstly, your Audi is stunning! Love the transformation!

    Secondly, where did you get your roof bars from? I have recently bought and A4 avant and trying to decide between the roof bars or a tow bar fitted bike rack.

    Thanks
     
  17. rawtor51

    rawtor51 Active Member

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    Thank you.

    Ive PM'd you:icon_thumright:
     
  18. PhilW

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    Hi mate, where did you get your roof bars from as well? They look awesome.
     
  19. rawtor51

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    cheers buddy, have a search on ebay for aero bars , there are a few to choose from.
     
  20. PhilW

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    Cool, thanks for that, i did see them and thought they look the same. Are they lockable?
     
  21. rawtor51

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    Nope but unless you come equiped with a spanner and a screw driver, they ain't moving.
     
  22. PhilW

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    Hi mate, quick questions for you. My aero bars turned up yesterday, the rubber strip running across the aluminium just falls out, is yours held in place ok? I've contacted the seller but he's as much use as a chocolate teapot.

    Thanks.
     
  23. rawtor51

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    Phil, mine was ok before i put the carriers on, no problems at all , it was also held in at either end.

    Now the carriers are on i have cut the rubber strips so that they just sit under the carriers, tighten the carriers down on top of them.
     
  24. PhilW

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    Yeah mine was held in at the ends, but when you turn it upside down the middle would fall out, no way would it stay in at motorway speeds.

    Thanks for the info, ill stop smapping your thread now. lol.
     
  25. rawtor51

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    No problem Phil:icon_thumright:

    Heres some pics friends of mine took at my local get together that i really liked.

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  26. Hawesy

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    Love the car mate, well impressed!
     
  27. PhilW

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    Hi, me again, went to fit my rack today but it doesn't to the roof bars, they're too wide. Would it be ppossible for you to measure how wide your aero bars are for me? Thanks.
     
  28. BA4

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    Car looks cracking dude, love the avants
     
  29. Ian-83

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    Have you done anything to the suspension or is it still sport spec as it looks lower at the front than my sport does.
     
  30. marktdisport

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    And I thought I'd done a 1off rear valance paint mod lol... Maybe not looking sweet as always
     
  31. rawtor51

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    Thanks very very much guys , appreciate the comments :icon_thumright:

    Phil, sorry i never seen your post, take it you have them sorted now though.
     
  32. rawtor51

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    Nah i did have B5 perches lined up but i couldnt be bothered ripping the shocks out to fit them , its all still standard.
     
  33. Ian-83

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    Strange
    looks lower than standard iat the front in your latest pics. Going to put Bt5 perches on mine but its not a t5 min job.
     

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