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Old 08-12-2017, 04:22 PM   #199
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So another task I have been wanting to address, is the tailights after i removed the paing from the hazard and reverse lights.

Instead I sourced some red tint film like i said i would

Made a template of the area i wanted to cover

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Came out awesome with the slightest effort

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And still is in place perfectly after much washing, dust, and abuse

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Stay tuned, more to come

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Old 08-13-2017, 03:07 PM   #200
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So, truth be told i was pushing my luck somewhat

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In the past i entered the sea with the Cherokee pretty ofter at this particular spot. However . . .

This is not a Jeep

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Got pulled out by a family car, but not without my pride and my car being hurt as well. AC radiator got pushed by the bad Darkside IC installation probably, and also, wheels were scratched from the rocks at the beach.

Had no Ac for the next days, and scratched wheels, oh well

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On my way back home, at a highway parking

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Got back to Athens, and lost no time

First AC radiator replacement, and new mounting points and brackets for the IC, properly this time, and not like my half-ass job on a bad product

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All done and I love how the new BEHR Ac Radiator is silver instead of black

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Looks mean

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Temporary Audi wheels while mine were sent to be painted

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Gave it a proper wash

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Do these wheels make it look like a Renault or is it just me

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I also ordered this Powerflex mount - Diesel Specific - To reduce engine movement which was getting frustrating especially after the track visit.
It increased vibration, but reduced movement like it should

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Oem

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Powerflex by mgpdoc, on Flickr

And then wheels were ready

I opted for a change to see how it would look. I normally like to keep my cars in a two tone theme. And this is no exception, it was red and black.
However, i thought I'd give it a go on something rather different.

So. . .

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This is what I came up with

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Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

First time on the car

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Gunmetal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

They sure look bigger

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To be honest at first i couldnt get used to it but the more i saw it the more i liked it

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Threw on some Rota caps in Gunmetal which I ordered from UK again

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And the box as well

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Car is currently away on vacation mode, seeing some dusty roads and beaches

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Cheers

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Old 11-05-2017, 12:43 PM   #201
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For those who are interested and use Chrome there is a browser extension that you can add in that will allow you to see the photos behind the paywall.

HERE

Just add it in, clear your cache and it should work.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:03 PM   #202
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Some more updates then to try and bring you up to date, since my lack of time is bigger than ever due to my job.

Some shots after i washed the car on early september

Befores

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And Afters

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I loved it

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but, the shade of gunmetal i think quite the perfect one. I just couldnt get it out of my head. to be honest

Car agreed

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So, again, onto temporary Audi wheels to get my wheels repainted in the correct shade of gunmetal

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Car was looking funny once again

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Also bought me a new KArcher machinery

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Octoberfest by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Gave my engine bay a good clean, as well as my mate's S3

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Octoberfest by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Results

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Next post we are gonna see how the wheels turned out and many many more things

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Old 11-05-2017, 04:04 PM   #203
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Wheels were then ready

Boom

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Now we are talking

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Red caps and gold letters were an idea that came to my head this time

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Came out awesome although the painting on caps coulda been better in my eyes. Wheel powdercoating was perfect

Threw them on the car

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In my opinion, best look of the car so far

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Cheers, hope you like them

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Old 11-05-2017, 04:05 PM   #204
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Another thing i ordered is some proper Recaro Subframe seatmounts for my car, since the ones i had were Recaro again, but for an Audi R8 it seems.

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Proper quality as always

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Installing the mounts is a bit tricky. You need to unbolt some framing off the oem seats, and u use it in between the chassis and the Recaro frames. As always pics will do the talking. I used completely new hardware everywhere and blue loctite to be safe like i have done in the past in my other cars

Part from oem seat needed, practically the slider

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Start combining the two

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Remove old Recaro mounts

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Clean canvas

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Test fitting the new ones

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New bolts on side frames

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And ready to test fit

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Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Dont forget

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Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Looking much better and much safer

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Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

The car also had its programmed maintenance schedule

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Oil, Oil Filter

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Front and rear pads although they did not need to be changed

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Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Wish I had the time to install the Porsche calipers someday though....

And also made some more orders

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But more on that, on the next post
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