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Old 28-04-2018, 10:58 AM   #41
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Nice motor in white (I do particularly like the alloys). As above, I wouldn't personally be running diamond cut rims in the winter though as it won't take very many winters at all until the lacquer lifts and they corrode.
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Old 28-04-2018, 11:05 AM   #42
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Where do you get these types of plates from and are they legal?
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:18 PM   #43
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You can get gel resin plates on eBay and yes they are legal. I love mine
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:32 PM   #44
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I’m a little surprised running a set of diamond cut alloys as winter wheels and a painted set through summer.
The 19" Pretoria alloys are a lot nicer wheel, a lot rarer so don't want to ruin them. Especially when they go for between £1800-2200 for a set. The cadiz alloys were a whole lot cheaper.

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Nice motor in white (I do particularly like the alloys). As above, I wouldn't personally be running diamond cut rims in the winter though as it won't take very many winters at all until the lacquer lifts and they corrode.
Thank you, I was set on pretoria's. I was looking at team dynamics for winter alloys but I saw these genuine cadiz and for the price I paid it makes sense to me, the tread is decent on them and it's easier insurance wise. If they do corrode I won't be too bothered as they're only winter alloys so serve a purpose. I'll ceramic coat them and see what happens.

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I got them from freshmodsuk on instagram. And yes
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:00 PM   #45
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Not much to report on with the golf, enjoying it more and more everyday. Worth the wait and so glad I went for one!

One job that needed doing was to clean up the door hinges, I used Grime out with a brush, hose and then gave them a going over with Rejuvenate.

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Tucked up in the garage for when I go on holiday







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Old 23-06-2018, 12:24 PM   #46
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Finally managed to get some time to tackle a job that has been on the agenda since getting the car; the hubs.

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Wire brush on a drill, then wiped down





1st coat of Hammerite Smooth





This gave me chance to get the Pretoria's off and give them a proper clean whilst waiting for the paint to dry











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Wheels back on





Just need to get some R vinyl's for the callipers but will do this next year when I get the Pretoria's refurbished.



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Old 23-06-2018, 04:36 PM   #47
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Wow, that looks like it's had some seriously aggressive cleaner used on it!! I've never seen the pad retainers that rusty before (8 quid for a pair of Mintex ones off ebay btw).

Decent turnaround though, should last a good while.
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Old 23-06-2018, 07:50 PM   #48
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Wow, that looks like it's had some seriously aggressive cleaner used on it!! I've never seen the pad retainers that rusty before (8 quid for a pair of Mintex ones off ebay btw).

Decent turnaround though, should last a good while.
My cupra is the same at just over a year old.

Moaned to Seat at its service......they all do it apparantly
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My cupra is the same at just over a year old.

Moaned to Seat at its service......they all do it apparantly
They all do it eventually but nowhere near to that degree. Our Golf only had light amounts of rust on the rear hubs at four years old. It was painted as per the OP. That car never had anything harsh thrown at it as the wheels were sealed when new

What is a massive surprise is just how corroded associated bits are like the pad retainer on the front calliper, they just don't corrode like that so it must have had harsh chemicals used on it regularly.
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great job and love that in white
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