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Screen Washer cap upgrade - any ideas?

Jimgrim77 Apr 8, 2012

  1. Jimgrim77

    Jimgrim77 Member

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    When I now look at my engine bay, I'm drawn to the unsightly blue plastic screen washer Cover and I would like to replace it but I don't know what with. This hasn't been helped by Scott's recent provision of Porsche Covers for the others.

    Does anyone have any ideas of something better?
     
  2. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    I've been thinking about the same thing bud.

    Spraying it black might be the best bet as I haven't seen many other options.
     
  3. Jimgrim77

    Jimgrim77 Member

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    Thats not a bad shout at all. The blue looks awful.
     
  4. ScottD3

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

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    When I get my ass in gear I'm going to buy some Plastic dip and paint all over caps black.

    I have looked for different colour caps but no luck yet.
    I did find a guy selling a black plastic washer cap on TDI Club but can't find where he bought it from.

    Does any one or know any one who works at a plastic factory that could make some black caps for us?
     
  5. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    I sprayed mine black. But because the plastic bends when you open and close it, the paint just cracks and peels off. So I ended up removing the paint and leaving it blue.
     
  6. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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  7. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Group buy time haha.
     
  8. ScottD3

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

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  9. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    Nice one Dave, was looking good until I noticed the prices.:scared2:

    ...there is no way I'm paying $69 for a cap
     
  10. ScottD3

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

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    I've found something.

    [​IMG]

    More info coming soon.
     
  11. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    [​IMG]

    That's how mine looked
     
  12. ScottD3

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

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    Painted?
     
  13. Jimgrim77

    Jimgrim77 Member

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    Spot on!...If you can source Scott....I'm down with that.

    Paint will crack. Needs to be black plastic really.

    Thanks Dave but agree with Scott, with the Porsche caps...that'll be a little to bling. I don't really want to be drawing attention to it really.
     
  14. ScottD3

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

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    I'm on it mate.
    I can't do much at the moment as everything is shut but I'll start phoning round next week and let you know.

    Need to source Power steering and brake fluid cap.
    Then got a complete set.
     
  15. Jimgrim77

    Jimgrim77 Member

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    Agreed. Thanks
     
  16. ScottD3

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

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    I think I found some brake reservoir caps as well. lol

    Whats left?
     
  17. Jimgrim77

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    Power steering I think.

    You'll have to post your findings.
     
  18. ScottD3

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

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    Dip Stick.

    Let me get some testing and more research done and I'll get the details up.
    Need to wait for some mates to get back to work to help me double check my findings.
    I will let you all know soon as I can.
     
  19. actualeddie

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    Can you not bleach and dye it. Just for men
     
  20. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    nice one scott
     
  21. Danman1

    Danman1 Thorough noob

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    Isn't the power steering cap underneath the plastic trim? I have recently, as in 2 days ago painted my blue washer cap, cracked at the bend already, needs to be black plastic.

    Dan
     
  22. Jimgrim77

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    How are we doing Scott? :)
     
  23. ScottD3

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

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    Slowly mate. lol

    I found the black cap for the washer bottle but they wanted £50 delivery. lol

    I'm still working on it mate.
     
  24. Jimgrim77

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    £50!!! ...porshe caps were like £20 odd. having a bubble bath! nice work though/ thanks
     
  25. ScottD3

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

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    I've not finished yet.
    That cap is £3. lol

    I'm still working on it mate.
    Don't give up yet.
     
  26. ScottD3

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

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    I'm admitting defeat here people.

    The black cap is from an R8 (Part No# 400955277 bout £3) but the R8s cap is smaller than our models.
    The only models it will fit thats made in the late 90s, early 2000s is the TTs, R8s and A8s.

    I'll keep looking for us.
    I'm still waiting to hear back bout the brake cap and still looking for power steering cap.
     

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