Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:54 am

Well after nearly 2.5 years, the Plastidip front started to look pretty ratty.
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So a pressure wash and some WD40 helped clean it up.
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I think I will go back to the all black / Ti look but this time going to get it done properly and have the grille, surround and fog light covers painted a gloss black. Until then, I'll enjoy the silver face for a change.


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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by FrazerD » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:35 am

Two and a half years isn’t too bad considering the heat out there. Are you planning on doing your window trim and roof rails too?

Cheers :thumbs:

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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:37 am

Been thinking about changing the wheel colour too. They need the gravel rash repaired anyway...

Saw this on the forums recently and love those BBS wheels.
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Been thinking a similar colour - like a bright titanium, if it can be done. How do people think it will look on an Avus car? Something like this, but ideally darker.
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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:49 am

FrazerD wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:35 am
Two and a half years isn’t too bad considering the heat out there. Are you planning on doing your window trim and roof rails too?

Cheers :thumbs:
Yep but I will probably leave the silver mirrors as-is - I like them as an RS symbol. Also going to go darker tint. Now just need to convince the minister of finance that this is an appropriate use of funds...

2.5 years wasn't too bad, though it only looked really nice up close for about 6 months. For the next 2 years it was OK, but kind of looked like oldish black plastic.

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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:26 am

Minor update today - had the front passenger airbag replaced under the takata recall.

Also have a new set of R8 ignition coils and Hitachi injectors waiting to go in shortly, will be interested to see whether fuel economy improves.

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Re: Alex's B7 RS4 Avant

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:13 am

Disconnected the vacuum to the rear mufflers today. Whyyyyy did I not do this before?!



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