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Old 23-09-2018, 09:05 PM   #251
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A quick mod today.

The 3.5mm audio jack socket I installed wasn't being or ikely to be used so I decided to utilise the location to install a much more useful red led (ambient) light, to illuminate the cubby hole and make it easier to locate the USB port/contents at night.

Sourcing power from the lighter illumination wiring meant the brightness is controlled with the illumination dimmer switch. I soldered in an additional branch with a connector plug and created a loom to the light (routed with other existing wiring above the steering wheel). Actually my first proper attempt at soldering! - surprisingly satisfying.














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Just read all of this thread over the last few nights. The car is a credit to you and interesting reading. Love the seats in this model.
How does it drive?
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Old 25-09-2018, 06:11 AM   #253
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M6 Black A2 Stainless Steel replacements]

These look good, where did you get them from and is the black finish durable?



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Old 25-09-2018, 08:03 AM   #254
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This car is unbelievable, that is some attention to detail, I love subtle but worthwhile mods and these seem spot on!

I can’t believe how clean it is for a car stored outdoors.

A real credit too you mate.
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Just read all of this thread over the last few nights. The car is a credit to you and interesting reading. Love the seats in this model.
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Thanks very much!

For me the handling/performance are spot on.

The handling feels very assured, safe and confidence inspiring - perhaps a little too much so - and requires a little more feeling through the steering/wheels. There are a number of known improvement/tweaks though. The Recaro Pole Position seats really enhance the experience.

I'd probably like the boost sooner but when it comes you certainly make quick enough progress.

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These look good, where did you get them from and is the black finish durable?
I found this supplier a while back and so far the durability has been very good.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/Carbolts?...p2047675.l2563
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Thanks very much!

For me the handling/performance are spot on.

The handling feels very assured, safe and confidence inspiring - perhaps a little too much so - and requires a little more feeling through the steering/wheels. There are a number of know tweaks though. The Recaro Pole Position seats really enhance the experience.

I'd probably like the boost sooner but when it comes you certainly make quick enough progress.
Thanks for the reply. Enjoy
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Something that will be familiar to VAG vehicle owners is the rubberised/soft touch coating around handles, facias and switches becoming scratched and scabby. A particularly susceptible area on the TT is the (x3) button switch panel in the centre console.

The original panel on my car only had some small nicks on the edge - but I thought I'd have a go at re-coating/painting to improve this having seen some decent results achieved by others. I opted to use Plasti-Kote Matt Super as it appeared to offer the best match to the original finish/appearance - however the final result was a high gloss not matt!? I've taken this up with Plasti-kote as it ruined the switch panel - but due to necessity I tried a refurbishment of a scruffy used replacement I purchased cheaply on eBay using the Plasti-Dip Matt Black I already had.

As with the original panel I stripped the unit down, removed the original coating with thinners, fine sanded some areas, cleaned with degreaser and dried before applying two wet coats of Plasti-Dip Matt Black as per instructions and final re-assembly.

The finish is almost identical to the original appearance and texture

Before (eBay listing) and afters:
















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Great car this, a real credit to you... such attention to detail. Very impressive.
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After further communication with Plasti-Kote they have concluded the paint I used was from a known faulty batch - and by means of compensation they have offered to reimburse the costs of new replacement switch panel from Audi (Part no. 8n0962101B98) and supply two replacement cans of Matt Super.

Excellent customer service!

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