Sep 12, 2015
Chop. The wheels and callipers look great. Wish I could get my photos looking that good.
Another day another colour !!
Back to black today for fog light surrounds and rear diffuser trim.....
I think with the new wheels I might delete the roof bar and window chrome
It's been a good first year for the car....
Certainly made some nice improvements chop
thanks XP most of the relativly cheap stuff done, need to get my cash out now :-0
Thanks i'm slowly getting there
I like what you have done to the back bumper - did you have to use plastic primer?
I've never really done any body work.
thanks just been reading your thread very impressive, i'll swap you some of those electrical skills for some paint training ;-) i'm a fitter to trade or was in my last job
me and that backbumper have a love hate realtionship i think i change something on it at least once a month, just a good clean and some normal primer and paint and it gets a good hold, if you wanted to be sure you could use etching primer but normal primer works fine as long as the prep is good
@xpoweruk where did you get your black rings from ?
http://www.raywelldesign.com/product-category/black-audi-badges/ is the place I use @chop
Only got the rears though as the front one came with the RS grille
Haha, more stuff to play with Chop.
Mate it's been at least a week since I added, removed or painted anything I can wait any longer !
Withdrawal symptoms setting in Chop,
It's been too long, time to get back on it !
Chop mate, any tips on getting the rear lights out? I've ordered the same tint spray as u so going to give it a go when it turns up.
R u a master spray painter? Or can any idiot do it?
@PB2.7TDI nice job mate it will look great
Lights come out really easy I'll stick a couple of photos on here tomorrow to show you what u need to take off
I do spray paint but the tint spray is a lot easier than spraying, just put all the lights next to each other so you can make sure both sides go the same shade but not to close to get over spray on them
apply light even coats until your happy with the shade think I done 3, but better to do more light coats with no runs if you feel happier with that than go to heavy and put a run in it
Cheers dude, that would be great.
What's the options if I muck it up?
Can this be chemically cleaned off or is it permanent?
Mmmmm I think it's permanent, iv not tried to remove it but Anything too strong would obv damage the finish on the light
Rings on the back are fun to get on straight Chop!
Hahahahha Chucky don't get me started
It'll look very stealthy mate.
im Gona try the full black out see how it looks, cause let's be honest if I don't like it I'll just change it back anyway so it's worth a try
I'll leave the rear diffuser to match the wheels
Cool. Only one way to find out eh.
On the boot lid the metal screw with a flat screw driver or socket and it lifts out
Main light the plastic screw and the light pulls back towards you the front of the light is just in with locating pins, when your re fitting put a bit washing up liquid on them so they slip in easy
Hope this helps bud
Chop you r a legend. Will post results up when I get round to giving this a go. I was taking to a mate Who does a lot of spraying and he said to warm the paint can up a bit first to make the paint thinner and should avoid runs. Does that Sound Right
No problem at all mate, yeh I usually have a heater on in garage, if it's been In the shed or that then yeh get it up to room temp and give it a good shake, and a few sprays first on floor or that to get paint through nozzle
Make sure they are really dry before you try and fit them so you don't get finger prints in them when pushing the side pins in
Some quality improvements Chop! Lovely looking wagon
cheers bud, its getting there maby another year ;-)
We'll post nite shift up at 12 and some car jobs done....
Black rings, a polish and black tail pipes....
I'm loving the tail pipes mate. Look awesome
thanks bud, how's the lights coming on ?
Looking good chop, did you say you polished it,lol.
Black car's look so much better when polished, keep up the good work mate.
Thanks bud I'm really happy with it
Yeh polished it first time today and had it a year :-0 looks so much better
You'll be doing it more often now I bet, looks mint, great job.
Haha maby I'd had enough after the bonnet and one side ;-)
Beats going to the gym IMO.
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