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    Morning,

    Generally according to the wife, working on the car once is so low down in the list of priorities that world peace would probably need to be attained before she'd agree. :whistle:

    However she must have been feeling soft as she did let me clean the inside. :)

    Now this car is my daily driver, work horse and taxi so it puts up with a lot of abuse from mucky kids and dogs shedding fur.

    I started by giving it a good vacuum, if I'd had more time I would have removed the front seats to give a full clean in those hard to reach areas.

    Washed the floor mats with a fabric shampoo which even managed to remove some ingrained chewing gum. Plastic/vinyl parts were cleaned with Back to Black. Leather was cleaned with Sonus cleaner and conditioner. I'll probably switch to one of the Gliptone offerings once these bottles have been used up - heard good things about the Gliptone range.

    I took out the boot liner - which is essential when carrying things to the tip and pressure washed it outside. There are still a couple of places which will need a second going over due to embedded soil, but I think it scrubbed up quite well :cool:

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    Looking good, nothing like a bit of detailing to soothe the soul.:)
    Kindest Regards
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    You can t beat a good clean up sometimes , looks good.
     
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    Wish I had the spare time to do this, I spent another weekend on the sons car :(

    Did you retrofit the seats?
     
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    Seats, door cards, steering wheel, handbrake cover and the compartment lid. All with their leather equivalents (y) Only the gearstick gaiter is still the original fake leather.
    It was an SE originally, I think the only SE remaining parts is the external bodykit, but not going to the expense of changing that.

    Seats are semi-electric & heated.

    What did you do on your son's car?
     
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    I removed the panoramic roof and replaced the cable fixings, refitted, it worked once then went bang as another plastic part broke! Just ordered the new parts from Audi £256 inc VAT, so remove the roof number two to follow. The missus was well pleased with my choice of work bench!

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    Good grief! Was the roof easy to remove? Presume you had to grind off weld spots?

    Reminds me of the time I serviced a Nova 1.3 cylinder head on my kitchen table. My flat mates weren't too pleased! :eek:
     
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    Its held in by 18 M8 bolts and a lot of silicone. Its an Audi A2 so no welds as its aluminium and the roof is steel. It was a core to put it mildly.

    Anyway, sorry for the Hijack. My A2 project thread disappeared with the mishap at Christmas.

    Ian
     
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    It's looking smart now Bish. I'll bring mine over next. It's full of sand from my last sea fishing trip :sick:
     
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    Thanks Ed, the pictures don't do it justice really as the lens on my phone is cracked and let in dust! :oops: (any excuse I know)
     
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    looking good but where are the ocd stripes in the carpets

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    Under the boot liner :p:ROFLMAO:
     
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    you need them in the front mats as well, the other week my mate got in the car and i asked him not to put his feet down in case he messed up the stripes, his reply was quite choice
     
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    Having a giggle at the statement toocha!
    I stripe my mats and get some funny looks..... though I get annoyed when they get messed up!

    Best technique I’ve learnt,

    Vacuum mats
    Car interior shampoo spray mats
    Using the otherwise useless brush from the Henry!
    Agitate and shift the debris
    Brush entire mat in one direction
    Strip in the opposite direction

    I’ve done diagonals, clam shells, swirls for shits and giggles, the wife rolls her eyes, knowing I’m mad!
    Premium mats are a must for longevity, Audi mats are too short a pile & just don’t last..

    And I thought it was only me that was OCD!
    Ps
    Your stripes are all over the place!
     
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    I'll be impressed if you manage to draw a face/silhouette Britain's Got talent style :D
     
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    I think I’m more autistic than artistic!
     
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    I think you have too much time on your hands
     
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    I most definitely and undeniably do!
     
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    I think it comes from the time he spends offshore dreaming about what pattern to put in the cars carpets when he gets home,
     
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