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quick update on the car, just changed the wiper blades again but this time to a bosch brand.

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works just as good as my last set but this one just has that little detailing to it.

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just in time for this rainy season we have been having. :mellow:
 

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from one rubber service to another but this one cost me a little more lol :whistle:

so the front two tires were looking a little shredded, which is a shame as they still had good meet on them. i knew that these tires were going to be hard to find as Michelin pilot super sports are super rare. i couldnt find a set in the end as i think they stopped making them but settled for a set of Michelin pilot sports which is more of a wet tire (but lets face it thats perfect for London weather).

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so it was on to the tire shop to get them fitted, after to other places first :rolleyes: .

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the wheels were off and the struggle to get the stretch tires off began. :wacko:

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after finally getting the tire off and the new one on it was time to balance the wheels.

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after an hour and a bit fitting the tires it was finally done and i got to say they rip. i forgot how good it feels to have a fresh set on the car. if your looking for a quick way to get better performance then a good set of tires is the key. these tires just grip so well and it just wants to pull. super happy with it :D .

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they defo look the part. heres some up and down action for ya ;) .

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so haven't posted for a while but not much has really been going on with the car, here's a little update of a leather key fob cover I got. i was noticing that the icons on the buttons were wearing down, so i got this to help slow down that process and protect it for a little longer.

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its a brown leather one, which is a little clue to what im wanting to do with my interior in the future (if i ever get round to it :facepalm: ). the buttons are meant to be glow in the dark but i dont think it works that well to be honest.

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new product on the car this time, never really ever bothered to clean the leather in my car but i thought its always best to treat leather as it can begin to crack over time if not looked after. so i had this leather cleaning kit that was given to me when i first brought my car from VW, so i thought i would give it a go.

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in the box is a cream and a cloth (i hate these yellow cloths, they make more mess then they clean :negative: ) so i put a bit on the cloth then worked it into the leather.

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goes in really well and leave a bit of a shine (which does die down after time) also has quite a strong smell which also goes, but all in all works quite well and hopefully keeps the leather looking new for another 5 years.

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also works well on the stitch work and steering wheel.

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quick update on the car, the bi xenon bulbs finally went out on me - so its time for the upgrade :D

i noticed that one of the headlights looked misty, so i removed the lamin-x from it and cleaned it up but it looks like the headlight lens will need to be restored (i will get this done at a later date.

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so here's how the headlight was looking. the bulb completely lost its power and went yellow.

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this is a pic with the new bulb in compered with the old one that's on the right. i went from a 3000k bulb to a 6000k bulb for a more clear white look. hard to tell the difference in this pic.

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both bulbs in. cant say it was a simply bulb out bulb in job, as the headlight on the right didnt leave much room to get the bulb in. in the end i ended up moving the fuse box. (last thing you want to do is touch the bulb its self).

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excuse the mistyness of the right headlight :paperbag:

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full beams

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very happy with the colour of the bulbs, really need to get that lens sorted then it should look a lot better.
 

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some help needed!

i noticed some time back that one of my headlights was looking a bit hazy, so i decided to remove the laminX that was on it. the headlight still looked misty after a clean up. :wacko:

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i ordered up a headlight kit that would help get rid of this misty look by cutting a layer of the headlight and polishing it up.

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followed all the steps.

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the headlight was really smooth but still was misty :negative:

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we tried the whole process again but this time with industrial tools and polishes

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but again still misty :negative:

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anyone else had this problem or any advice how this could be fixed ?
 

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A milky film would sometimes develop on the inside of early Golf headlights.

This was caused by replacing bulbs, the natural grease on fingers would get left on metal parts of the bulb, this would burn off to create the milky film, worst affected is shallow headlight enclosures - Mk1 & 2 inner lights like to do this.

Yours does look like an extreme version of this.

I don't know the set up of your lights, looks like they have been apart to be joey'd, did they get re-assembled with bare hands?
 

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A milky film would sometimes develop on the inside of early Golf headlights.

This was caused by replacing bulbs, the natural grease on fingers would get left on metal parts of the bulb, this would burn off to create the milky film, worst affected is shallow headlight enclosures - Mk1 & 2 inner lights like to do this.

Yours does look like an extreme version of this.

I don't know the set up of your lights, looks like they have been apart to be joey'd, did they get re-assembled with bare hands?
i get what your saying about the mk1-2 but these don't really suffer from that problem as there from the new generation of plastic.

these headlights have never been apart/ split and the xenon bulbs have only ever been changed once from factory (using gloves). its defo been caused by the laminx that use to be on it, because you can see that the mistyness comes up to the where the laminx use to be. also the reason the other side didn't have the fogging is because it was replaced a few years back (which i'm sure the headlight that was removed would of had the same milkiness caused from the laminx).

i just don't understand why a cut and polish hasn't fixed this problem?
 

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I actually think it's on the inside of the lenses... i have that problem with my daily and because the units are so bloody expensive ( more than i paid for the car) i haven't done anything about it, and i have polished them more than enough to make sure the surface is free from all debris and old cracks.. funnily enough it keeps passing MOT like that... that said my daily is a pre facelift vauxhall vectra... the best solution would be to get new headlight units for me and i think you might end up doing the same.
 

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Don't really know what to suggest.

In all events sanding and polishing will always remove the top layer of dead plastic

Looks like this isn't your problem, you don't seem to have a layer of dead plastic.

Can't understand why lamin X would create this issue on plastic either.

I removed laminx off my R32 headlights , that laminx was over 10years, maybe 14 years on my car. Looked like new when I took them off, but R32 uses glass not plastic.

I stuck lamin X stuff on my 2002 Fabia headlights and that still looked fab after 12 years. No fogginess, but pitting and wear and tear

.maybe you do have a problem inside the lens even though it follows the lamin X cut out.

Wotever , can't think of any other solutions to remedy as you've already cut and polished to various extents. And confirmed water doesn't change the look, so it really can only be the insides
 

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Don't really know what to suggest.

In all events sanding and polishing will always remove the top layer of dead plastic

Looks like this isn't your problem, you don't seem to have a layer of dead plastic.

Can't understand why lamin X would create this issue on plastic either.

I removed laminx off my R32 headlights , that laminx was over 10years, maybe 14 years on my car. Looked like new when I took them off, but R32 uses glass not plastic.

I stuck lamin X stuff on my 2002 Fabia headlights and that still looked fab after 12 years. No fogginess, but pitting and wear and tear

.maybe you do have a problem inside the lens even though it follows the lamin X cut out.

Wotever , can't think of any other solutions to remedy as you've already cut and polished to various extents. And confirmed water doesn't change the look, so it really can only be the insides
that's kool, i appreciate the help anyway. think im just going to live with it for now and if it ever really bothers me i will change out the headlight.
 

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new project :D

Can anyone guess what the misses got me for Christmas. So this set of mirrors are power folding, with puddle lights. i got this set of a R20 that was braking so was also able the get the modules and switch too.

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these mirror caps come originally in gloss black, so i'm going to be keeping that colour but will just give them a buff and polish as they are a little scratched up. Not sure how easy its going to be to do the mod as i know it will need some VAG com coding and I've checked my modules which has turned out to be the same in my car (so i have a spare set if anyone is interested in doing the mod). i also dont now if the puddle light will work but all will be found out once i try the install. im also going to do a slight build on these mirrors buy upgrading the indicators and puddle lights.

all in all this will save me from looking like a donut every morning at work as i have to walk around the car to fold all the mirrors in :paperbag: .
 

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I need to update my thread as I did a mirror build... I'm fairly sure those modules can be coded with VCP Pro to fold remotely :Y:
 
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