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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #13350 on: 27 February 2024, 19:38 »
Looks lovely in the photos there Watts!  :laugh: :whistle:

I can imagine how much pleasure you’re now getting from looking at the freshly cleaned car.
The wheel finish on the Reifnitz does make brake dust and fallout hard to remove, when I had my TCR I was debating whether to get the wheels coated then lacquered just to make them easier to maintain.
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #13351 on: 27 February 2024, 19:47 »
Looks lovely in the photos there Watts!  :laugh: :whistle:

I can imagine how much pleasure you’re now getting from looking at the freshly cleaned car.
The wheel finish on the Reifnitz does make brake dust and fallout hard to remove, when I had my TCR I was debating whether to get the wheels coated then lacquered just to make them easier to maintain.

I didn't want to embarrass myself after seeing willni's pictures!

They apparently cleaned them three times before giving up, can't say I blame them.
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #13352 on: 27 February 2024, 20:48 »
You can only do so much before calling it a day, especially when the brake dust sits on the alloy for long periods letting it ingrain. The finish doesn't lend itself to it either as if they attempted to use acid on them you'd probably have white alloys by the end of it!

But it's fixable and relatively cheap to do so, so I wouldn't worry about it!
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #13353 on: 27 February 2024, 20:53 »
You can only do so much before calling it a day, especially when the brake dust sits on the alloy for long periods letting it ingrain. The finish doesn't lend itself to it either as if they attempted to use acid on them you'd probably have white alloys by the end of it!

But it's fixable and relatively cheap to do so, so I wouldn't worry about it!

They did say they didn't want to use anything too strong for exactly that reason. Is there a remedy other than a refurb?
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #13354 on: 27 February 2024, 21:02 »
Depends what they tried on them? I've had good results with Bilt Hamber Korrosol on very heavy baked on brake dust on an Evo before, took about 4-5 applications. Can't remember if I did use a bit of wheel acid on them in the end though, don't believe so though.

Alternatively, you could use wire wool. Obviously it will scratch the finish to an extent, but can be an improvement over the brake dust look.
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #13355 on: 27 February 2024, 22:23 »
Depends what they tried on them? I've had good results with Bilt Hamber Korrosol on very heavy baked on brake dust on an Evo before, took about 4-5 applications. Can't remember if I did use a bit of wheel acid on them in the end though, don't believe so though.

Alternatively, you could use wire wool. Obviously it will scratch the finish to an extent, but can be an improvement over the brake dust look.

Thanks :smiley:
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #13356 on: 28 February 2024, 14:08 »
Full clean in and out. OMG, so so much tar... got 90% off but needs a real deep decontamination, once the weather picks up a little.

(Also attempted to fit my Res delete, but unfortunately my jack doesn't go high enough to make the job doable. Ar$e...

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #13357 on: 02 March 2024, 13:40 »
Fitted new NGK plugs from Awesome GTi and a set of VAG Sport Red High-Discharge Performance Ignition Coils  :smiley: 
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #13358 on: 03 March 2024, 16:54 »
4x new tyres fitted (Goodyear Asymmetric 3s) and swapped tobyhe TCR centre caps  :smiley:


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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #13359 on: 03 March 2024, 18:54 »



Fitted my refurbished steering wheel, 2mm thicker, nappa leather top and bottom with perforated leather on the sides  :smiley:
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