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Old 07-17-2016, 01:35 AM   #69
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Summer Bathing

Drenched her is massage oils. Cleaned her up and then applied some sealant/protectant on the window gaskets. The gaskets have faded way to quickly to an ugly gray at only 7,000 miles. This stuff seemed to do the trick. We'll see how it holds up.

Gilmour Foamaster II for $40: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Grit Guard for $8: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

303 Protectant for $11: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-17-2016, 01:54 AM   #70
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Sticker Shield

Sticker Shield

So, prior to getting my windshield tint, I was concerned about the inspection sticker. I had read about some installers just cutting a box around the sticker. Sounded silly. I read that some who installed a windshield tint had dealers razors blade a cut right into the tint. Yikes. Quick research led me to this product. Thought I would give it a try.

Advice: Wait until your inspection date. I spent an hour heating my existing inspection sticker and patiently peeling off a cm at a time, trying not to rip it. I eventually did it. The sticker shield works well, but the used inspection sticker doesn't stick well to the back of the sticker shield. So, wait for a fresh inspection sticker adhesive. Have your dealer give you the sticker or have them install it on the shield first.

Sticker Shield for $6.99 single pack, $10.99 2 pack: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'd recommend this to anyone getting a windshield tint or for those who hate the mess that is left year after year of sloppy sticker installs. I even showed this to the tint installer and he is going to start carrying it in the shop. I should get a royalty.

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Old 07-19-2016, 11:57 PM   #71
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I did the storage compartment felt lining "mod" today and it's great thanks for the inspiration!

the change rattling around in there was driving me crazy and even tho I'm not even close to an arts n crafts kindv guy I got this done in a short amount of time with zero cursing!

ordered the felt sheets with adhesive backing for $14 from amazon and only needed to use 2 of them so if I can do it anyone can.

highly recommend.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:01 AM   #72
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I did the storage compartment felt lining "mod" today and it's great thanks for the inspiration!



the change rattling around in there was driving me crazy and even tho I'm not even close to an arts n crafts kindv guy I got this done in a short amount of time with zero cursing!



ordered the felt sheets with adhesive backing for $14 from amazon and only needed to use 2 of them so if I can do it anyone can.



highly recommend.


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Old 09-01-2016, 03:19 AM   #73
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SABO's MK7

Windshield Replaced

$250 deductible and.......
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Old 09-01-2016, 03:24 PM   #74
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Did this too and it makes a huge difference! I can't hear a single coin moving now while driving. I cut up some paper templates for each side and then transfer them to the felt-backed paper after I know they fit. Then just peel and stick. 15 minute job tops!

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Old 09-01-2016, 04:44 PM   #75
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^^^cool..goin to follow suit..hate digging for change in the middle console
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:04 PM   #76
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This is a fantastic thread. With your videos I may end up doing half these projects. I failed at first one though, damn dealer drilled right through my bumper before i said anything.
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:28 PM   #77
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30. Lower Engine Cover

30. Lower Engine Cover

Mod: Another Euro standard that us NA customers are left without. Wasn't on the top of my priority list, but with a 15% off coupon and a $65 rebate (personal one), I decided to dress up the engine bay a bit. With everything else neatly covered in the engine bay, there was that funky spot that seemed like it should have been covered.

From: https://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen...en3/ES2825765/

Cost: ~$120 (unless you can find some discount coupons from ECS).

Advice (courtesy of Sandman): Remove this before you go in for service. There are a couple mount points that aren't simply 'pop' off and service guys might think its just pull off similar to the main engine cover, which it is not.

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Old 09-03-2016, 11:01 PM   #78
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120$ for a piece of plastic that serves no function :\
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:13 PM   #79
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120$ for a piece of plastic that serves no function :\
def agree, but out of pocket for me was only $40 and if id look back in my life id bet ive spent $1000s on simply useless things....😀

4 weeks of starbucks = $120 comes to mind.
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:14 PM   #80
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120$ for a piece of plastic that serves no function :\
Has a function.
Looks cool!
Who buys everything for purpose only?

Sabo, good way to buy.
The Audi cover they sell looks nice but I would not want the rings.

Did you ever get the wheels mentioned in your build info?
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:20 PM   #81
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Has a function.
Looks cool!
Who buys everything for purpose only?

Sabo, good way to buy.
The Audi cover they sell looks nice but I would not want the rings.

Did you ever get the wheels mentioned in your build info?
not yet...will wait until stock tires run out of life and then will prob buy new package. but i tend to get impatient
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:35 PM   #82
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not yet...will wait until stock tires run out of life and then will prob buy new package. but i tend to get impatient
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Maybe a good Spring buy.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:23 AM   #83
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what about this??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcWXGYSNV-E

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29. DAP Euro LED Tails Dynamic Turn Signals

Mod: DAP harness for Euro LED tails to turn the turn signals from inner/outer blink simultaneously to inner/outer blink in slight sequence to give the appearance of the amber turn strip moving from inner to outside of tail light. This is plug and play to those who have DAP style installed harness for euro led tails.

Cost: $130. Link here: https://deutscheautoparts.com/mk7-go...l-harness.html

Install took under two minutes.

Video Results:
Regular speed: https://youtu.be/luZF441q6yE
Slo-Mo: https://youtu.be/ss1vgy4sDmU
Hazards: https://youtu.be/KbQDUvSn-qg


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Old 09-04-2016, 12:38 AM   #84
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thats what i wanted but i already purchased the euro led tails some time ago. my understanding is you cant do the sequentiAl with a simple plug and play harness, so you have to buy those full tails. i went with next best
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:36 AM   #85
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looking for a quality SS rearguard....rgm has potentially rubbing issues. anyone with one that doesn't?
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