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My First Audi

MrJoshua Apr 2, 2007

  1. MrJoshua

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

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    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:
     
  2. MrJoshua

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

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    Check below for photos:
     
  3. MrJoshua

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

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  4. SamDude

    SamDude Active Member

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    Howdy!
    Welcome'n'all that!
     
  5. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    Hello, Nice pics!
     
  6. rich1068

    rich1068 Member

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    Hey Josh.

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

    Welcome into the fold mate.
     
  7. MrJoshua

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

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    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!
     
  8. rich1068

    rich1068 Member

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    I'm busy that day. Sorry :(
     
  9. MrJoshua

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

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    :(

    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!).
     
  10. rich1068

    rich1068 Member

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    Ah, you're excited. It's your first Audi :)
     
  11. Lowlife

    Lowlife German Hardcore

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    Hello and :sign_welcome: to ASN...:blackrs4:
     
  12. L1 HCS

    L1 HCS Active Member

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    Hello & :sign_welcome: to the site.
     
  13. MrJoshua

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  14. AwesomeSarah

    AwesomeSarah Member

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    Hey Josh
    I knew it would not be long until you was over here ;)
    Hope to catch up soon
    Sarah
     
  15. OutLore

    OutLore VOIP Dude

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    Hello, good evening, and welcome....
     
  16. MrJoshua

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

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    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.

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    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!

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    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 :)
     
  17. StaffsS3

    StaffsS3 Flat Out

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    Looking good mate. Who says hard work never pays off?!!!
     
  18. TDI-line

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore Team Floret Silver quattro Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    Hello and welcome. :blackrs4: :greyrs4: :redrs4: :yellowrs4:
     

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