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Got a quote today for Opticoat Pro and Opticoat Pro Plus man this stuff is not cheap, but it does include clay bar, paint correction and then the ceramic coating, 2 year warranty just because the car is older then 5 years. Was also quoted a Quartz finish from another detailer which is good for 12-18 months for 1/4 of the price.
 

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Was at the detailer's today he wanted to see the condition of the clear coat to see if only a single stage polish would correct the swirls, he was impressed with the clear coat condition for a 5 year old car. Black Panther Pearl has a purple hue in sunlight (cool effect IMO), I know it not a magical cure all product but I've had black car in the past, take a lot of effort to keep it clean and this will certainly help keep it look freshly waxes.
 

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+1 for opti-coat pro, I had it done this past summer on my a3, for the main reason that it is becoming my mainly "winter" car it was around $850 but it is very nice! even the touch less gas station car-washes leave it looking above average, the crud does not stick and rinses off with ease! in my head it seems that if it helps keep the car cleaner, and sealed the paint, it should help stop corrosion or at least slow it. The crap they put on the roads here is horrible so if the $850 investment slows or stops corrosion, it will be money ahead in the end.
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+1 for opti-coat pro, I had it done this past summer on my a3, for the main reason that it is becoming my mainly "winter" car it was around $850 but it is very nice! even the touch less gas station car-washes leave it looking above average, the crud does not stick and rinses off with ease! in my head it seems that if it helps keep the car cleaner, and sealed the paint, it should help stop corrosion or at least slow it. The crap they put on the roads here is horrible so if the $850 investment slows or stops corrosion, it will be money ahead in the end.
Thanks for the feedback, car looks great and your right it's an investment in "protection". Did you get the TT done as well, two awesome cars bud!
 

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Looks awsome, man! :cool::thumbup:
 

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Looks awsome, man! :cool::thumbup:
Looking good!
Thanks guys, did first mod on the car, more of a preventive maintenance thing. The rear tail lights ground wire is underize and overtime overheats the connector and the bulbs socket assembly ground pin:



The idea is to supply an additional ground to the light assembly:




Ran the ground wire through the existing grommet and into the trunk where it terminate out of the elements. Added a two Deutsch connector, double nut on the wire ring connector and S.S. fastners:

 

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Shortly after get the TTRS I did some Vagcom tweaks only to find out that the fuel door wouldn't open with the the door switch, had to use emergency release in the truck. Though I'd done something wrong check that fuel door was check off in Vagcom


Yesterday I rescanned the car before starting to tear the trunk panel off to get to the bottom of this,


Turns out that the coil on the fuel flap solenoid is burnt, got one coming. Could just imagine what this would have cost me at the Audi dealership? LOL not happening!
 

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Picked up some new wheels today, fit tested front and rear, going to need 15mm spacer so the front clears the calipers. Had to go with a staggered setup because of the offset available, OEM wheels have a high offset of 52. Setup is Matte Black 19 x 8.5 ET 42, 19 x 9.5 ET 47


 

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Really nice looking wheels!

I see also that we have made or planned to do almost identical updates of or TT's, great minds think alike!

I have tried mine on track now and it worked great, I hope you get the chance to try yours also soon!
 

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Really nice looking wheels!

I see also that we have made or planned to do almost identical updates of or TT's, great minds think alike!

I have tried mine on track now and it worked great, I hope you get the chance to try yours also soon!
Thanks bud! Funny thing is I read through your thread yesterday seing the same thing LOL! I really like what your brake ducts, was wondering if you'd be willing to share your CAD file, I have a buddy that has a high speed printer for prototyping and I'd like him to make a set for me. We aren't the type of guys to steal a design from someone else work, he's in the car manufacturing of Audi/VW parts for a long time and he's had his design parts duplicated from other USA companies.

Here's a prototype part he's fabricated for the VW Corrado G60 supercharger rear bracket support. He is waiting for a few more guy that are interested in getting this bracket fab up, I'm waiting one myself for my G60 build.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbAaoUmDhSQ/?taken-by=iabedindustries

I see your on "Markus" thread as well he's tracking his TTRS on the "Ring" in Germany got some cool video and great source for info, can't wait to see your videos as well.:thumbup: As far as tracking mine won't for another year before I gather parts, got my better half that keep an eye on car parts I purchase :facepalm: LOL. With know three project on the go I maybe selling one off.
 

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I see your on "Markus" thread as well he's tracking his TTRS on the "Ring" in Germany got some cool video and great source for info... [...]
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