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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #20 on: 12 November 2021, 21:26 »
Update - Got a nice set of Belvedere alloys for winter. Swapped off the Bridgestone S001's they came with for my Goodyear UltraGrip's, then gave them a good clean as there was A LOT of imbedded brake dust on the alloys.

Then I coated them with Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour to make it that bit easier to look after. Also aligned all the centre caps with the air valve for OCD fun.

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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #21 on: 14 November 2021, 12:04 »
Been a busy weekend in the parish, decided I hated the silver disc hubs and stripped them right back and painted them satin black, then I fitted the Belvedere winter alloys after I coated them in Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour. Then I gave it a good clean as it's due it's service this week as it's about to hit 6k miles since the last one.





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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #22 on: 21 November 2021, 18:01 »
Topped up the ceramic coat with Gyeon CanCoat to get me to Easter before I do a full reapplication of a full ceramic coating pair.


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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #23 on: 22 December 2021, 14:33 »
Decided to go for a steering wheel refurb as I like my steering wheel slightly thicker and the old one had a few scratches that were annoying me.

 






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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #24 on: 05 January 2022, 13:50 »
Nothing too exciting.

Minor service back on December at 10.3k miles, and today had the VAQ diff serviced (every 3 years) at now 10.8k miles
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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #25 on: 04 February 2022, 07:29 »
How much did the steering wheel refurb set you back if you don't mind me asking? Also, how is it holding up.

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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #26 on: 04 February 2022, 15:04 »
How much did the steering wheel refurb set you back if you don't mind me asking? Also, how is it holding up.

It was £175 + Postage, but just remember materials have gone up with covid so prices could have increased.
With regard to holding up, it's still like brand new. In my opinion it is one of the best things you can do to make the car feel brand new again.
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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #27 on: 04 February 2022, 15:06 »
Picked up these Brescia alloys from my local Volkswagen dealer today, toyed with the idea of getting replicas but I'd rather spend the extra and have the real thing.



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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #28 on: 09 February 2022, 20:00 »
Think it looks bloomin lovely, love the TR black theme, feel mine is gonna look quite similar once i get going. nice work.
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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #29 on: 26 February 2022, 14:10 »
Think it looks bloomin lovely, love the TR black theme, feel mine is gonna look quite similar once i get going. nice work.

Thanks  :smiley: There's not really a whole lot I've done to mine, I just like keeping it nice and putting a few tasty but subtle changes to set it apart.
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