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Offline Exonian

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Re: Golf R coming soon
« Reply #50 on: 31 October 2023, 20:54 »
You’re not hanging about Dave!
Well worth doing though whilst sheltering from the storm.
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Offline Tractor Dave

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Re: Golf R coming soon
« Reply #51 on: 02 November 2023, 18:44 »
So while the car is nice and clean underneath, I put her on the lift for some extra protection. I really like Bilt Hamber products and their clear wax is very good.
I've also done the wheels with ceramic protection.








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Re: Golf R coming soon
« Reply #52 on: 02 November 2023, 21:04 »
That’ll keep everything looking good down under, you’ll have an underside to impress MOT testers for the next 30 years  :cool:
I admire your dedication and speed of work, all done before the first coating of road salt
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Offline Tractor Dave

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Re: Golf R coming soon
« Reply #53 on: 02 November 2023, 22:17 »
Thanks Andy.
Anyone tell me how the plastic wishbone covers come off on the front? Are the plastic clips one time use? I need to remove to clean properly and spray.

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Re: Golf R coming soon
« Reply #54 on: 05 November 2023, 21:50 »
A couple of mins into this vid suggests they’re simple enough to remove and refit, he mentions captive nuts for the rear so fronts possibly the same and no mention of single use bolts/nuts
https://youtu.be/SNCaBPC0CUc?si=pcKxX3vB7Gv0hI2-
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Re: Golf R coming soon
« Reply #55 on: 06 November 2023, 07:42 »
Thanks for that. I found a thread on another forum and they are quite easy. Plastic pins push out of the clips and if careful can be re used. Captive nuts only on the back. Apparently the covers are only fitted on the mk8. Make the car slightly more aerodynamic.

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Re: Golf R coming soon
« Reply #56 on: 06 November 2023, 17:17 »
Yes, all part of the aero improvements of the mk8 and good traps for grit!
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