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Old 24-01-2018, 03:18 PM   #141
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Last night I gave the shelf a clean using a strongly diluted solution of BiltHamber surfex HD/water - saturating the fabric then lightly agitating with a detailing brush.



Wiping with a micro fibre lifted a disgusting amount of dirt/grime considering! - followed this with a light rinse with water, a pat dry before cleaning the frames with IPA. I created microfibre/grime art - an owl and dragon!



After the shelf had dried there was still evidence of staining in the mesh fabric so I repeated the the clean with surfex HD. After speeding up the drying process with a hairdryer no more stains visible.

For protection I've treated the Plastics with Gtechniq C6 Matte Dash and the mesh with Gtechniq I1 Smart Fabric. Hopefully the hydrophobic coating of the later will make the fabric easier to wipe clean, prevent staining and protect from spray when cleaning or rain.


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Old 24-01-2018, 04:42 PM   #142
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That's a very happy looking dragon, having been freed of the net
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Old 25-01-2018, 03:24 PM   #143
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Shelf is is now ready to fit to the car. The hydrophobic qualitiy of Gtechniq I1 Smart Fabric is fantastic! - which should help preservation. Gtechniq C6 Matte Dash has also restored a lovely finish to the plastics too!

I did a water beading test - droplets role around like marbles and just blow off!





Plastics looking good!






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That looks perfection, fantastic job
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Old 26-01-2018, 11:26 AM   #145
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Keep toying with a TT. i have two boys aged 7 and 5, what they like for space in the rear as i can't remember what they are like and just wanted a real world experience reply rather than me looking at one and deciding
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I haven't any experience on rear seat space practicallity as the Quattro Sport I have has a model specific factory rear seat delete - so its only a two seater. Other opinions appear to be that the rear seats are not practical. The load area however is more practical than you would think - especially with the seats (if fitted!) folded flat.

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Keep toying with a TT. i have two boys aged 7 and 5, what they like for space in the rear as i can't remember what they are like and just wanted a real world experience reply rather than me looking at one and deciding
I owned a Mk1 TT and can only ever remember one person ever sitting in the rear and that was through necessity! They had to sit sideways and bent over.

Almost impossible for even a small adult due to the top of the rear window intruding above the rear seat. Possibly acceptable for young children but it is such a small and confined space that getting into and out of the rear isn’t easy either.

Why not try for yourself before you buy.

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Old 29-01-2018, 04:16 PM   #148
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Over the weekend I got round to adding a better protection coat to the correction work I did on the bonnet and front bumper a few weeks back.

I opted for Fusso Coat Dark synthetic sealant based on reviews - I couldn't wait to try it out and I have to say its bloody impressive stuff. After prep with Dodo Juice - Lime Prime Lite it went on really easy using a WoWo foam applicator and 15 min later buffed really easily too - no residue and a very smear free/even finish. The hydrophobic qualities are brilliant (to my experience) - a stream of water just disappeared.

Today the car experienced a windy shower and I grabbed a short film of the beads sitting on top and blowing about. The wind blew the paint dry and the bonnet looks spotless - it really seems to enhance the pearlescent Misano Red paint too.

I'm sure you'll all say there's better - but I'm fairly impressed and look forward to treating the rest of the car.




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Old 31-01-2018, 09:05 PM   #149
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Having put so much work into the shelf I've now sold it on!

I've been fortunate to acquire what I understand is the last new one available from Audi (they have been obsolete for a while) Part No. 8N8867769C 18S soul (black)
Couldn't believe they had a £297 RRP from Audi (thankfully I didn't pay that though!). Whilst the other shelf was very good - this offered perfection.
A bit of a gamble as NOS/obsolete parts could have been knocking around for a while - but thankfully this time its payed off.

Thanks to Mike at https://www.facebook.com/pg/mjr901pa...=page_internal for helping to locate this.

It arrived today from the Audi dealership in the sealed original packaging and is absolutely pristine! I love NOS parts - even if it is just a parcel shelf!
Manufactured in late 2004 so of the right period for my car.








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Old 21-02-2018, 03:47 PM   #150
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Rear HEL Stainless Steel Braided Brake Hoses

As installed up front - this week I picked these rear HEL Stainless Steel Braided Brake Hoses for a reasonable £14 secondhand (£39.90 RRP), to replace the 12 year old original rubber hoses - likely the weakest link of the system currently. Though they came a little tarnished, a polish with Autosol Stainless Steel Polish had them looking new again.








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