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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by ScottD3, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Bradderz_1988
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    I did mine couple of year ago first set of alloys id ever done but i didnt do them well enough as i didnt use enough laquer and wasnt flat and polished properly so they havent lasted long :p

    Heres mine from when i did them.

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    Compared to now lol

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    I asked what they do, dipped in chemicals to remove paint (tyres off obviously lol) bead blasted to clean them up, damage to rims repaired, and powder coated then baked.
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Bradders: most of that damage looks like its come from kerbing or maybe a really rough tyre fitter...
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Yeah i kind of misjudged a few kerbs lol
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    On the other hand 2 eagles landed at my door this morning :)

    The other 2 will be ordered before i go to ireland !!
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    Most of powdercoaters will work on RAL colors. Obviously they wont have all from the pallet so you would have to call and ask about the color number you want.
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    my brother got his beemer wheels done recently.

    He picked a metallic paint code, which you cant do with powdercoat. Seemingly they used a powder primer, painted the wheels, then used a powder clearcoat to protect them.
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    They even had pearlescent colours on metal cards at Fife Powdercoating, looked pretty cool
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    Looks like powder coaters in sheffield aren't as fancy as some other ones ;)
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Some nice wheels on that link !!
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    Yeah, they had some sitting as you go into reception. Along with strut tops, other car parts, aluminium drink bottle. Lovely finishing. Not expecting my wheels to be THAT immaculate due to corrosion, as long as they're pretty tidy I'll be happy enough. I'll get good before and afters of the 4 on the car, they're the worst and will be my winter set
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    Retired the B5 from daily duties, tucked in the garage now[​IMG]
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    Why have you retired it?
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    Company car, so going to keep it for weekend stuff, get some of the bigger stuff sorted now I don't need to worry about it getting me to work.
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    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Changed the sparkplugs and can't believe the difference it's made, feels like it's gained 20bhp or so :D not sure how many miles it's done on the old set of plugs :eek:

    Just need to change the fuel and air filters and it's had everything done in the last 400miles
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    I've been using the factory Concert stereo with a GROM interface for a few months but decided an upgrade was in order!

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    It went in ok (once I had figured out the various wiring adapters!) and sounds great after some tuning. Eventually I'd like to run wiring to the rear door speakers but I'm not brave enough yet :)

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