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Old 4th March 2021, 04:09 PM
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being miserable that the weather was ruining the painting, it hit me like a lightening bolt..... SWMBO is off with the children for a couple of days at the Grandparents, i had an empty house.... go old skool and do a makeshift spray booth in the dining room....

what could go wrong.....



absolutely nothing..... all painted, They can cure in the dining room over night. The cold was removed with putting all the brake parts in the oven for 10 minutes at 50C, then hung up and sprayed satin black.
The trims which go on the front calipers were attacked with Audi sparkly silver (i had a can left over from my first TT way back when...)

The smell will have gone by Sunday when she returns lol....!!!
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Old 4th March 2021, 06:17 PM
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I hope the air suspension is very comfortable on your car,as if she figures out what you did there s a good chance you'll have to spend a night or 2 in the car
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Old 4th March 2021, 06:31 PM
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what could go wrong.....
Is there Internet access at the grandparents?
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Old 4th March 2021, 06:39 PM
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Luckily she doesn’t look on the forums..... my spend history may have to be discussed more if she did lol....
She is used to coming home to car/bike stuff inside from over the years



I have history lol

I don’t bring anything much in these days lol
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Old 5th March 2021, 12:37 PM
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with a bit of a break in the weather i was able to get the fronts assembled....

because i'm a tart and love any excuse to get something Titanium (see bike build for my true disease...!!! lol) i needed Titanium nipples, as i'm sure the weight saving will make a difference.



ordered and received next day from the guys at Bigg Red....

new flexi's from Hel Performance, sadly they didn't have the Titanium versions available and i didn't want to wait lol



and both sides built....



then it rained.....
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Old 5th March 2021, 07:13 PM
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It reminds me of a post somewhere (maybe on this forum?) where someone cleaned his alloys in the dishwasher

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Old 5th March 2021, 07:45 PM
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It reminds me of a post somewhere (maybe on this forum?) where someone cleaned his alloys in the dishwasher

Nice job
thank you lol... whilst that post may not have been mine it certainly wouldn't be the first time that my dishwasher has had engine parts in it....
or the washing machine....
or the oven....
or even the freezer hahaha
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Old 6th March 2021, 02:44 PM
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today was onto the rears.....



certainly looks a hundred times better than how it all started



also so glad to have got the old tyres off, peace of mind as i have no idea of the history of them before my ownership and they should be perfectly fine but again my OCD kicks in and i prefer peace of mind that i have tyres i know the full history of and how they've been cared for.

nothing out of the ordinary, all built back up as required. what was strange the rear pistons only needed pushing in, not the normal wind in... never ever had the on an Audi before.... even the S5 with the same style EPB system wound in.... every day is a skool day lol

also strange was that during the bleeding there is zero need to cycle the ABS pump, in fact the module won't even let you get onto it without having a spaz, took a bit of careful coding to get that function back.... last thing i needed was a bricked ABS module.

there are 2 flexi lines on the back, replaced with Hel lines as per the front...



the brake system was washed through with a crappy DOT 4 so it was purged of all crud.
Then 2 litres of Motul RBF660 fluid was pressure bled through



again because i'm a tart and i like peace of mind i always like to sweep the master cylinder as i do the final bleed, this needs an assistant and she's not home until tomorrow.... so the final bleed will wait for her....

interestingly you have to tell the handbrake module the rear pad thickness, as it doesn't rely on wear sensors like the front. Another first for me on an Audi....
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I thought you said in an earlier post this wasn't going to be a full restore ( i.think you be been sucked in like the rest of us )
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I thought you said in an earlier post this wasn't going to be a full restore ( i.think you be been sucked in like the rest of us )
Think of it more like project creep.... it’s far from a restoration lol.... it’s being tidied for now. I didn’t refinish many items I would have done normally.
My S5, TT (I’m restoring that for my Dad) and bike are far better examples haha

But it does make me feel better seeing better condition calipers through the wheels than what I started with....
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