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Re: Mgpdoc AUD1ESEL Project ••

Postby mgpdoc » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:56 pm

Then, it was time to give my leather seats a quick clean

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Amazing brush from Meg's

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Looking fresh

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Then, it was time to remove my winter wheels' setup

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Time for the summer setup

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However i had not summer tires, as i moved my Yoko Paradas to my Golf.
So I had to buy some new ones for the A1. I went for Michelin Pilot Supersports in 225.40.18 . The reviews were great. Let's see

Meaty with a touch of stretch

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Touched the ground

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Lets see some finished pics of the fitment, but . . .

first i had to wash, dry and seal the winter setup, as you can imagine

Really dirty and tired

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After a quick rinse

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Snow foaming the inside

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Dirt came of easier than expected due to the wax i had applied the previous season

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Then the faces

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Came out perfect

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I love how it sits

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Best grocery getter

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Cheers guys
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Re: Mgpdoc AUD1ESEL Project ••

Postby mgpdoc » Sun May 19, 2019 2:15 pm

So I had some changes to the car's badging just to freshen things up a bit and customize the look even more.

First inspiration was given by my other car, the blue Audi. It had this badging upfront on the RS4 Oem grille which i customized

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So i thought i would keep the them on my little daily driver Audi as well given the grille was a bit naked.

Purchased a generic RS4 badge from ebay and threw away the lettering.
Left up with this which i would modify

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Painted the studs in black

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And trimmed the back plate to meet my grille openings

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Final Result was this.

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Which I like very much

Excuse the dirty car

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Then, I took inspiration from the new Audi A1 2018, which has from factory gloss black logos at the trunk , and also the new Audi badging for their models. Which is a little weird and hard to understand. So i looked further into it, and 40 TDI, means, 165 to 198hp, and ofcourse TDI engine.
I liked the idea that this car didnt have this badging back then, and also that gloss black would not pop out on the gloss black trunk that I have at that specific area. What is more, it was gloss black from factory, which as we all know, doesnt look cheap, or chipped away like most of the time painted chrome does on these things even with a good prep. Downside was their price, which was out of this world. Guess they have hidden gold flakes in that paint, i dont know. At least I hope they do.

Then, having debadged my car the first day i got it, like i always do, i didnt have measurement of where the badges go, which can drive me crazy if they are not where they should. So i asked the dealership body shop to give me some templates to use just to glue the new ones on. As expected they didnt have any, and told me they measured out of another car each time they would put badges on . I was like wtf. So i decided to make my own templates from a friend's Audi A1.

First i had to remove this

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Started like this, with markings on standard places like the tailight

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Went to this and wanted to make some removable and re-usable

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There

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Now i would transfer it onto here and cut where the logo is

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Like this

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All done passenger side

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Driver Side

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Done

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Both done

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Passenger side, transferred and tape as a guide

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Installed

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Sit back and enjoy

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Exactly the look i was going after

Driver side next

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All done

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Barely visible, like debadged even, yet it is there. Very subtle.

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Cheers guys I hope you liked this as well

Regards

Mike
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