1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

My First Audi

Discussion in 'The Welcome Section' started by MrJoshua, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. MrJoshua
    Offline

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi All

    I'm Josh... Long-Time VAG car owner, coming from a Fabia vRS to this:

    1998 Audi A4 2.4 SE

    £1000 English Pounds

    Bluetooth Hands Free

    FDSH Until 80k

    155k Miles

    Needs a Clutch and a Rear Passenger-Side Stub Axle and Bearing (looks like someone's hit the wheel against a curb).

    It's Black (kind of crappy black at the moment - it needs polishing)

    It has quite a few small dents.

    I reckon on spending a grand on it, so it'll be a 2 grand car which should do me for some time.

    I'm after some Finance-Free motoring for a while, and although I'll probably spend each month on it, I'm hoping it'll be less than the finance on a new car.

    Anyway, that's me and my car :)

    :thumbsup:
    #1
  2. MrJoshua
    Offline

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Check below for photos:
    #2
  3. MrJoshua
    Offline

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #3
  4. SamDude
    Offline

    SamDude Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,102
    Likes Received:
    2
    Howdy!
    Welcome'n'all that!
    #4
  5. Caesium
    Offline

    Caesium My BM is fixed!

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    4,879
    Likes Received:
    4
    Hello, Nice pics!
    #5
  6. rich1068
    Offline

    rich1068 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    674
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Josh.

    Good to see you. Might pop over later and check out your new barge :)

    Welcome into the fold mate.
    #6
  7. MrJoshua
    Offline

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks guys!

    Rich, it's not at home, I'll let you know when I get it back and you can give me a hand polishing it!
    #7
  8. rich1068
    Offline

    rich1068 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    674
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm busy that day. Sorry :(
    #8
  9. MrJoshua
    Offline

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    :(

    I got a quote today for the work and it's definately going to be a grand...

    On the plus side, it's had all it's recalls and it's HPI Clear (which Rich pointed out, would have been better to find out before I bought it!).
    #9
  10. rich1068
    Offline

    rich1068 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    674
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah, you're excited. It's your first Audi :)
    #10
  11. Lowlife
    Offline

    Lowlife German Hardcore

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Messages:
    568
    Likes Received:
    4
    Hello and :sign_welcome: to ASN...:blackrs4:
    #11
  12. L1 HCS
    Offline

    L1 HCS Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,601
    Likes Received:
    6
    Hello & :sign_welcome: to the site.
    #12
  13. MrJoshua
    Offline

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks everyone!
    #13
  14. AwesomeSarah
    Offline

    AwesomeSarah Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Josh
    I knew it would not be long until you was over here ;)
    Hope to catch up soon
    Sarah
    #14
  15. OutLore
    Offline

    OutLore VOIP Dude

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2003
    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hello, good evening, and welcome....
    #15
  16. MrJoshua
    Offline

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    OK, here's my update for today:

    Got to the garage at 10am and made a start at about 10:30.

    Applied Wonder Wheels to all wheels and agitated with a soft brush... Hot-Damn they were filthy!

    Removed GB and Welsh Dragon stickers from boot with the help of a hot air gun (carefully!!).

    Washed whole car with 50:50 Ph Neutral De-Limonine / Water and a MF Cloth (Inc. Engine Bay).

    Clayed the Roof and Boot, but there was that much **** in the paint (I'm not joking), I was convinced that it was making matters worse.

    Washed with Zymol Premium Shampoo and a Tesco MF pad.

    The car was in the sun, so it dried almost instantly after rinsing!

    Applied 3M Fine Compund on a natural sponge (?) applicator pad to the bonnet, roof and bootlid. Buffed with MF Cloth.

    Applied AG SRP on a natural sponge (?) applicator pad to the entire car. Buffed with MF Cloth.

    Applied Comma Black Trim Wax to all black plastic exterior trim.

    Polished Windows with Sonus Glass & Chrome.

    -----

    Inside, I vacuumed the entire interior, removed and discarded the horrible rubber mats (but found a hole in the carpet on the drivers-side, from the driver's heel... I'll get some proper mats to cover this, however that's the only damage in the interior (other than a couple of broken clips on the rear centre arm rest).

    Used a dilute mix of Vax AAA liquid shampoo to clean spot stains on the roof lining, Sun Visors and A/B/C Pillars.

    Used Volkswagen interior plastic spray on a MF Cloth to clean all interior plastics.

    Did the interior windows with Sonus Glass & Chrome... buggered the first one up as I picked up the wrong MF cloth (of course it HAD to be the one with Collinite 476s on it :( ).

    Removed used car sales sticker from the rear window.

    Went for some tea at 16:00... Sunburnt and aching arms!

    Here are the photos!

    Before:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    After:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I forgot to take any before or after photos of the interior... It looks nice now though :)

    Stage two of this will commense when I receive the Menz polish kit next week and I can start some proper defect removal.

    Oh, and yes, I know I need to order the lower door trims :)
    #16
  17. StaffsS3
    Offline

    StaffsS3 Flat Out

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looking good mate. Who says hard work never pays off?!!!
    #17
  18. TDI-line
    Offline

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    9,055
    Likes Received:
    37
    Hello and welcome. :blackrs4: :greyrs4: :redrs4: :yellowrs4:
    #18

Share This Page