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Old 09-08-2015, 10:47 PM   #15
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A QUICK PHOTOSHOOT


Ran out today while the sun was setting and snapped a few photos to share with everyone!

This is my first "shoot" after wheels + coilovers so I needed some nicer photos for accurate portrayal haha.

Still trying to figure out what angles work best for the car and my camera white is hard to capture without blowing out!


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Old 09-12-2015, 07:36 PM   #16
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NEW GOODIES!!


SO EXCITED!

I finally just purchased some GOLF R LED taillights and can't wait to finally get them in! I know that this is probably something I should have done earlier but I figured tackling suspension, wheels and tires first would be a good start.

The car will finally begin to look good!

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Old 09-12-2015, 08:20 PM   #17
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COLOR MATCHED SIDE MARKERS


After lurking some threads across here and MK6 forums, I made the decision to get color matched side markers. Unfortunately, NO ONE has 2.5L Golf markers in CW.

Sooooo I decided to paint my own rather than waiting or hunting down pairs that are retailing for $130 new.

I purchased Dupli-Color Candy White (LB9A) Exact-Match Automotive Paint from Amazon as well as Primer and High Gloss Clear Coat. If you scroll down, you'll see the kit paired together. Price for all three: $23.07

I popped my side markers out by unscrewing four screws T27 screws from the wheel well splash shields, peeled the plastic a smidgen and they popped out like a charm. I cleaned them with alcohol rub and some cotton cleaning pads to get all of the dirt and dust from the surface. Shortly after they were clean, I used a "00" Grade 3M brush to scratch the surface for the primer to have scratches to adhere to. Once the surface has been scuffed up lightly all the way around and edges, I applied primer to the lights and waited for the primer to cure. After curing the primer, I used 600 grit sandpaper to sand down the primer a bit by sanding in small "X" like patterns to get cross grain scratches to form. Once that was done and the dust was cleaned off again, I applied the paint. Four coats of paint, little by little the side markers began to take true color. After letting the paint cure, I applied high gloss clear coat to give them a good shine.

Take a look, not too shabby I think.


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Old 09-21-2015, 10:39 AM   #18
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EUROPEAN CUP HOLDER + GOLF SEAT LEVER INSERTS


What do europeans like? Neat things. You know what's neat? The european cupholder.

You've seen it, I've seen it. You know what it looks like and what it does. Just posting a few photos from the after the swap.

I didn't find a DIY exactly for my car, but referenced an MK5 DIY that helped a bit. My car does not have those "Oh Shit" handles like in the photos. Other than that, relatively easy in and out swap.


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Old 09-21-2015, 11:03 AM   #19
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GOLF R LED TAIL LIGHTS

FINALLY.

I've BEEN waiting on a pair to come my way and they're finally here! I'm really excited to own a pair.

This particular set is Dark Cherry Red with Clear Turn Signals — can be found here. [EBAY]

I need to go back and play a bit more with the fitment but overall a great great turn out. The tails really bring the body lines together while delivering a sportier and more aggressive look.

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Old 09-21-2015, 11:49 AM   #20
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TRIGGER FINGER ITCHY

FINALLY.

A few quick snaps of the lights with my girlfriends 10mm lens.


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Old 09-21-2015, 10:41 PM   #21
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Love what you've done! sub'd! 2.5L guys need to stick together LOL! Tail lights are awesome. The Golf is my son's actually but dad likes to mod it and drive it. It a big change from my TDI Passat.
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:15 AM   #22
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Amazing how a few choice mods can turn even a base Golf into such a great looking vehicle. Too often people are impatient and ruin their car with cheap cosmetic mods that they can do quickly. Props for buying quality parts and doing it right!
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:18 PM   #23
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Amazing how a few choice mods can turn even a base Golf into such a great looking vehicle. Too often people are impatient and ruin their car with cheap cosmetic mods that they can do quickly. Props for buying quality parts and doing it right!

Thanks! I greatly appreciate that Zach. I feel like I'm just checking off the essentials honestly. Later down the road I'd like to start doing unique and more individual mods.

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Love what you've done! sub'd! 2.5L guys need to stick together LOL! Tail lights are awesome. The Golf is my son's actually but dad likes to mod it and drive it. It a big change from my TDI Passat.

Haha 2.5ers do need to stick together. You're son is very lucky then ha, wish my dad had the same mentality. The idea of a turning a wrench for fun makes him nauseous. Now to explain to him about a bagged setup and get past WHY Id like to do it.



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Old 09-24-2015, 06:45 PM   #24
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WAREHOUSE FUN


Got some new shots outside of a warehouse.

Played around a bit in Lightroom and Photoshop.

End Result.

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Old 09-28-2015, 11:18 AM   #25
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Curb Rashed My Wheel

Curb crashed one of my wheels last night...

Really bummed me out. Though now I have an excuse to fiddle around with some repair work. I'll be going through some youtube videos for wheel repair and buy necessary parts I need to do the work.
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Thus far this is what I concluded I need:
  • Glaze or Spot Bondo Putty
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  • 1000 Grit Sandpaper
  • 3200 Grit Sandpaper
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  • High Gloss Performance Clear Coat
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:28 PM   #26
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Sorry to hear about your curb rash, best of luck in the repair. Mind posting some detailed photos of the progress when fixing?
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:30 PM   #27
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Great documentation. Wish I kept a journal along the way of my 2.5 build. Maybe I'll try and put something together when I find some time. Keep it up.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:39 PM   #28
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I see you're in Richmond! I'm over in the Charlottesville area.
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