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Old 05-03-2014, 11:26 AM   #85
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I really want DAB but theres no way I'm getting an antenna designed for a VW van on the car, or a silly looking stick on windscreen one. Is it even that much better than a standard version? looking at a brand new version Q for considerably less than the DAB version and thats the latest version they'll make I'd imagine?
Yes, I believe version Q is the latest.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:33 AM   #86
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Yes, I believe version Q is the latest.
Think I'll order it now, fitting a DAB unit seems to be far too much trouble. You ever going to make your own build thread on here mate? be good to see your car as well
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:39 AM   #87
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Cars keeping you busy isnt it mate haha, you're putting me to shame. Ive had my car for 6 months now and done one thing to it!
Haha yeah, my Mk5 was such a slow build so trying to get this one how I want it as quickly as I can

Starting a new job on Tuesday though, proper 9-5 so that could slow down progress, but at the same time I will have more money to use

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Old 05-03-2014, 11:44 AM   #88
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Think I'll order it now, fitting a DAB unit seems to be far too much trouble. You ever going to make your own build thread on here mate? be good to see your car as well
I will do soon mate. I haven't taken many pics of progress to be honest - here is a pic of how she looks currently.

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Old 05-04-2014, 01:33 PM   #89
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So sandpaper arrived and made a start on the first dish.

Used 2000 grit for this finish, along with some 1000 to gently remove some pitting around the bolt holes, and 400 for the edge of the lip on any chips and to remove excess sealant on the back of the dish.




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Unsanded and sanded:





Next step is a quick shoot over with 2500 grit and then polish them up and seal them. Going to sand the four dishes before polishing/sealing.

They will definitely not look like brand new lips but I am really pleased with the progress so far, and I will feel better knowing that I have put a lot of work into them.

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Looks like a lot of hard work. Well worth it though, nice one.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:46 PM   #91
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Looks like a lot of hard work. Well worth it though, nice one.
Yeah it's a slow process. Started a new job today too so most of the car work is going to be at the weekend. Plan to have the dishes at least fully sanded by the end of the weekend!

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Ok, so spent another 2 hours and got one of the larger dishes down. Planning to get the last 2 dishes done tomorrow so that they are ready for final light sanding and a good polish.

This dish had quite a few nicks in the outer edge, the guy I got them off just said they were from storage. Got most of them smoothed out, but a few I didn't go too hard on as I would end up leaving dips in the edge. Hopefully you won't notice them too much when they are polished up! And this is my first set of split wheels, and the fact I am fixing them up myself is a shock, so I'm just doing the best I can. Feel free to tell me any tips!







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Another 4 hours spent today and only one more dish down. The dish was plastered in excess sealant, spent a good lot of time tearing that off. Hoping to have the last done tomorrow after work!

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Looking up some colour ideas for the wheels. All very similar, kinda sold on the Lamborghini blue, but that's just because it's Lamborghini blue...

Lamborghini Celeste Cepheus - Code: 0105 BLU CEPHEUS


Porsche Mexico Blue - Code: Porsche 336 - Mexico Blue


Aston Martin Vanquish Blue - Code: AST5083D - Flugplatz Blue


Undecided but sure! Any other colour suggestions fire them at me!

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Old 05-16-2014, 05:41 PM   #95
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Quick wash, still insanely happy with how clean white can actually look! Also you can see the problem with my tail lights! If anyone knows how to get this back to normal through VCDS please give me a shout! (I don't own VCDS myself so can't look up codes easily!) I had changed the car into North America mode, left it for half an hour and then changed it back and this happened, that's all I know.












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Nuts going to soak overnight, going to see how they come up and then do the same with the bolts before polishing!




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Exhaust tips got a quick polish!

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Still need another sanding but that's for the future

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Nuts have been taken out of the vinegar. The sealant peeled off like plastidip, was great! Just needed a quick rub down.

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