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Old 21-11-2016, 02:38 PM   #11
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I've been continuing with the paint correction - removing some stubborn swirls on the rear bumper which resulted in working late into the night - much to the amusement of neighbours!

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Old 21-11-2016, 02:39 PM   #12
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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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Old 21-11-2016, 02:42 PM   #13
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Gave the engine bay and under bonnet a light detail 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 has added some freshness:




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Old 21-11-2016, 02:50 PM   #14
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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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Old 21-11-2016, 02:54 PM   #15
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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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Old 21-11-2016, 03:07 PM   #16
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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 complete first generation (Typ 1M; 1998–2005) SEAT Leon Cupra R setup consisting of Brembo 4-pot callipers, 323mm discs and Brembo pads. This is a VAG bolt on modification.

All practically new with just a few hundred miles use and for just £500! (Audi quoted me £528 to just replace the std front discs/pads!!?).

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.

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Light clean after arrival:











Only parts 4 - 8 wont be used:


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Old 21-11-2016, 03:13 PM   #17
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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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Cheers both.

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 bath for 24 hours.



8 hours from putting in I popped out to see how things were progressing. The darkening of the solution is from me agitating the components with a brush. I am sure its possible to avoid the solution getting this dirty by removing and agitating/rinsing the parts in a separate container/stream of water.



Lifted the parts out for a quick look - progressing well!






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Some before and afters.

2x coats of Eastwoods Extreme Chassis Primer, x3 Coats of Eastwoods Extreme Chassis Black. x4 M6 12mm Hex Flange Black Stainless bolts to fill the bracket mounts. I'll give this all a coat of Bilt Hamber corrosion protection before fitting.

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