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Old 21-11-2016, 02:35 PM   #11
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I find rusty brake discs really annoying so I wanted to avoid this for as long as possible by improving the factory paint finish and coverage. The paint I used is RUST-OLEUM Stove & BBQ Paint (Matt Silver) which resists heat up to 650oC and is a perfect match to the factory silver.

Starting with the rears - after prep I started by brush painting any exposed metal in each of the cooling veins to prevent rust here (I know - OCD really).
I then made card templates to cover only the sweep area of the pads and fixed these in position using masking tape through holes cut in the face:



Front, back and edges where then given three light mist coats and two wet coats of aerosol RUST-OLEUM paint.



Here's a colour comparison - factory painted front disc (left) and RUST-OLEUM painted rear (right)



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Through this year I continued with the paint correction - removing some really stubborn swirls on the rear hatch/bumper.
frequently ended up working into the night - much to the amusement of neighbours!

Heres a 50/50 below the number plate after first pass:

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Completed a little tidy up of the throttle body and hose clamp. Decent result I think removing the corrosion without creating to much shine. New original manifold to be fitted soon after.

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Gave the engine bay and under bonnet a spruce up in prep for the new inlet manifold. Also modified the Porsche coolant cap to align horizontally and replaced some of the strut brace mounting bolts - surprisingly pence from Audi!



New and much brighter inlet manifold now fitted:

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Some pics taken at this years VAG Tuner Live
Chance to show off the newly refurbished alloys which I ensured kept the original diamond cut rim edge. They are unique to the car and have staggered widths 8J Fr and 8.5J Rr.

Great event and a LOT of VERY impressive cars!










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As nice as the mats I had were they weren't genuine Audi so I have bagged myself a set in the correct material and in Soul Black - before they become obsolete.


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The standard 312mm single piston front brake setup looks a bit weedy and along with most considered replacing with something to match the concept/performance of the QS. Didn't really see the sense in spending money on a pro paint refurb of the standard callipers.

I was going to look at Porsche calliper options but managed to bag myself a practically NEW! SEAT Leon Cupra R Brembo 4-pot brake setup on eBay - callipers, pads, 323mm discs

Selling the original 35k miles front callipers and NEW Ferodo Front DS Performance Pads and NEW Audi discs should reduce the cost to change.

Once received I started prepping the calipers with removal of the hardware/pads, a good wash and inspection.
Will ultimately treat the paint to some products but first needed to touch in a couple of small chips. The adapters were fairly rust free but I planned to treat them to a Bilt Hamber DEOX-C bath and Eastwoods Ultimate Chassis paint. Discs will get the same paint treatment as the previous 312mm discs for a nice clean OE look.

I know they're nothing different - but this is one of my best purchases! - Seller said calipers, pads,discs done around 1k miles - if that! - all looks NEW! and cost me £500! (Audi quoted me £528 to just replace the std front discs/pads!!?)

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Pads, plates and pins removed for further cleaning:


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In refurbishing the caliper mounting brackets/adaptors I started with Nitromors to remove some very stubborn underbody seal that they'd been painted with. Then dremeled them with various brushes before placing in a Deox-C solution for 24 hours.

Love Deox-C!

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It's weird how, in my opinion its very hard to improve on the original design, even though they were called the hair dressers motor.
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Great thread mate and stunning TT. Immaculate..
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