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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10560 on: July 14, 2017, 12:34:36 PM »
@Pudding what colour/number shoe cream is that? They do rather a lot... Is it in fact the Anthracite Grey? Cheers, Stu.

@Stupots Number 15 mate, dark grey.  For really deep scratches, a few coats might be needed, or a leather repair / dye kit (I bought one of those from Hamazon too) but for light scuffs and general treatment, it works really well.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10561 on: July 14, 2017, 01:06:44 PM »
@Pudding what colour/number shoe cream is that? They do rather a lot... Is it in fact the Anthracite Grey? Cheers, Stu.

@Stupots Number 15 mate, dark grey.  For really deep scratches, a few coats might be needed, or a leather repair / dye kit (I bought one of those from Hamazon too) but for light scuffs and general treatment, it works really well.
Stupid question but does it stain clothing? Would love to buy this but don't want SWMBO to get upset because I've ruined her fave clothing.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10562 on: July 14, 2017, 02:34:00 PM »
@Pudding what colour/number shoe cream is that? They do rather a lot... Is it in fact the Anthracite Grey? Cheers, Stu.

@Stupots Number 15 mate, dark grey.  For really deep scratches, a few coats might be needed, or a leather repair / dye kit (I bought one of those from Hamazon too) but for light scuffs and general treatment, it works really well.
Stupid question but does it stain clothing? Would love to buy this but don't want SWMBO to get upset because I've ruined her fave clothing.

Buff it off after it's applied and it won't, just like shoes

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10563 on: July 14, 2017, 10:07:22 PM »
Bought it  :happy2: an edition 30, so hello to all from a new owner

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10564 on: July 15, 2017, 10:33:35 PM »
Replaced the broken bottom mounting on the headlight using the VW repair kit. Dead easy!

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10565 on: July 17, 2017, 09:44:18 AM »
@Pudding what colour/number shoe cream is that? They do rather a lot... Is it in fact the Anthracite Grey? Cheers, Stu.

@Stupots Number 15 mate, dark grey.  For really deep scratches, a few coats might be needed, or a leather repair / dye kit (I bought one of those from Hamazon too) but for light scuffs and general treatment, it works really well.
Stupid question but does it stain clothing? Would love to buy this but don't want SWMBO to get upset because I've ruined her fave clothing.

Buff it off after it's applied and it won't, just like shoes

As above, it shouldn't stain clothing.  I was concerned it would turn the red stitching grey, but it didn't  :smiley:

I think regular treatment, like polishing shoes, will keep the leather looking great for a long time  :happy2:
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10566 on: July 17, 2017, 10:07:44 AM »
Finally got around to fitting my brake upgrade. Front set from a MK5 R32.

Massive improvement in looks, jury is still out on performance. So far I can feel that where the old brakes used to reach their limit in stopping power, these just keep hauling you down. I was expecting more bite from them but haven't had that so far. The pads and discs were used so there's no guarantee that I've put them back on the corresponding sides as they were on the previous owners car so I'm assuming they have yet to bed in fully. We'll see.  :happy2:






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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10567 on: July 17, 2017, 11:14:38 AM »
Finally got around to fitting my brake upgrade. Front set from a MK5 R32.

Massive improvement in looks, jury is still out on performance. So far I can feel that where the old brakes used to reach their limit in stopping power, these just keep hauling you down. I was expecting more bite from them but haven't had that so far. The pads and discs were used so there's no guarantee that I've put them back on the corresponding sides as they were on the previous owners car so I'm assuming they have yet to bed in fully. We'll see.  :happy2:







Good work!  Are the pads/discs OEM?  The initial bite should be good if they are, so perhaps just need a bit more hauling in!

Do you notice the extra weight of the brakes over bumps etc?
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10568 on: July 17, 2017, 11:26:26 AM »
Finally got around to fitting my brake upgrade. Front set from a MK5 R32.

Massive improvement in looks, jury is still out on performance. So far I can feel that where the old brakes used to reach their limit in stopping power, these just keep hauling you down. I was expecting more bite from them but haven't had that so far. The pads and discs were used so there's no guarantee that I've put them back on the corresponding sides as they were on the previous owners car so I'm assuming they have yet to bed in fully. We'll see.  :happy2:







Good work!  Are the pads/discs OEM?  The initial bite should be good if they are, so perhaps just need a bit more hauling in!

Do you notice the extra weight of the brakes over bumps etc?

I have definitely noticed a difference in the weight, the front wheels seem to be more planted on the road. Very unexpected side effect I must say! You can actually feel the extra mass when cornering slowly round town etc. Thought I was imagining it at first!  :grin:

I've been thinking of getting some of that blue brake fluid and flushing the whole system. At least when it turns blue at the nipple, you'll know its fully flushed. I was bleeding yesterday for ages and the fluid that was coming out looked manky. I didn't have my laptop as i was at my parents house but went to the beach beside their house and did a few emergency stops to activate the ABS pump but I'll do it with VCDS too just to be sure.  :happy2:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10569 on: July 17, 2017, 11:38:29 AM »
Finally got around to fitting my brake upgrade. Front set from a MK5 R32.

Massive improvement in looks, jury is still out on performance. So far I can feel that where the old brakes used to reach their limit in stopping power, these just keep hauling you down. I was expecting more bite from them but haven't had that so far. The pads and discs were used so there's no guarantee that I've put them back on the corresponding sides as they were on the previous owners car so I'm assuming they have yet to bed in fully. We'll see.  :happy2:







Good work!  Are the pads/discs OEM?  The initial bite should be good if they are, so perhaps just need a bit more hauling in!

Do you notice the extra weight of the brakes over bumps etc?

I have definitely noticed a difference in the weight, the front wheels seem to be more planted on the road. Very unexpected side effect I must say! You can actually feel the extra mass when cornering slowly round town etc. Thought I was imagining it at first!  :grin:

I've been thinking of getting some of that blue brake fluid and flushing the whole system. At least when it turns blue at the nipple, you'll know its fully flushed. I was bleeding yesterday for ages and the fluid that was coming out looked manky. I didn't have my laptop as i was at my parents house but went to the beach beside their house and did a few emergency stops to activate the ABS pump but I'll do it with VCDS too just to be sure.  :happy2:

Cool!  I like that weighty, keyed into the tarmac feel.  It'll be interesting to see how the dampers cope with the increased weight over high frequency bumps.  Hopefully you won't notice anything!

Yep, good stuff on the ABS pump!  That should get the valves working and flush some of the built up crud into the system for bleed off!
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10570 on: July 17, 2017, 11:53:09 AM »
Finally got around to fitting my brake upgrade. Front set from a MK5 R32.

Massive improvement in looks, jury is still out on performance. So far I can feel that where the old brakes used to reach their limit in stopping power, these just keep hauling you down. I was expecting more bite from them but haven't had that so far. The pads and discs were used so there's no guarantee that I've put them back on the corresponding sides as they were on the previous owners car so I'm assuming they have yet to bed in fully. We'll see.  :happy2:







Good work!  Are the pads/discs OEM?  The initial bite should be good if they are, so perhaps just need a bit more hauling in!

Do you notice the extra weight of the brakes over bumps etc?

I have definitely noticed a difference in the weight, the front wheels seem to be more planted on the road. Very unexpected side effect I must say! You can actually feel the extra mass when cornering slowly round town etc. Thought I was imagining it at first!  :grin:

I've been thinking of getting some of that blue brake fluid and flushing the whole system. At least when it turns blue at the nipple, you'll know its fully flushed. I was bleeding yesterday for ages and the fluid that was coming out looked manky. I didn't have my laptop as i was at my parents house but went to the beach beside their house and did a few emergency stops to activate the ABS pump but I'll do it with VCDS too just to be sure.  :happy2:

Cool!  I like that weighty, keyed into the tarmac feel.  It'll be interesting to see how the dampers cope with the increased weight over high frequency bumps.  Hopefully you won't notice anything!

Yep, good stuff on the ABS pump!  That should get the valves working and flush some of the built up crud into the system for bleed off!

Is it just a VW thing in general, they seem to be a beeatch to bleed, I had a mk4 with a soft pedal and could never get it right. I even went as far as changing the master cylinder and still no improvement. These kind of remind me of that, although nowhere near as bad, there's no major initial bite and if you hold solid pressure on the pedal it seems to sink.

Just curious, if you put constant pressure on your pedal does it sink slightly?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10571 on: July 18, 2017, 01:09:33 AM »
Installed a VW approved Kenwood DNX525DAB,





Bought and fitted a K&N Typhoon intake,



Removed the pre-cat (No Pic), removed my back box to let my R32 style pipes breath a bit easier!  :wink:



Also bought a full R32 front brake set up which I haven't fitted yet but will over next weekend weather permitting! Got stuck into refurbing them straight away and I think they turned out great. :happy2:






Very nice  :happy2: and the stereo  :love: ly well done

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10572 on: July 18, 2017, 01:12:41 PM »
Installed a VW approved Kenwood DNX525DAB,





Bought and fitted a K&N Typhoon intake,



Removed the pre-cat (No Pic), removed my back box to let my R32 style pipes breath a bit easier!  :wink:



Also bought a full R32 front brake set up which I haven't fitted yet but will over next weekend weather permitting! Got stuck into refurbing them straight away and I think they turned out great. :happy2:






Very nice  :happy2: and the stereo  :love: ly well done

Thank you!  :happy2:

Gave the brakes a bit of a work out on the way home last night at a couple of quiet roundabouts. They're really starting to bite. I've had a suspension upgrade in mind for a while now but these are really driving home how badly its needed. They're completely overwhelming the suspension under hard braking, the whole car is nose diving! Good result I think.  :smiley:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10573 on: July 18, 2017, 02:12:10 PM »


Got my steering wheel back from royal steering wheels, full smooth leather, red stitch 12 o'clock stripe and 1mm padding


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10574 on: July 18, 2017, 04:03:41 PM »
And fitted!






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