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WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« on: May 12, 2017, 08:57:27 PM »
Been around the forums for a while now and finally decided to upload the photos to introduce it.

It is Edition 30 no. 936, Tornado Red and 5 door with pretty much basic Edition 30 spec. Bought it with around 18.5k miles on it, and it won't really go up a whole lot as it won't be going anywhere near work as it's too short a journey for it to heat up.


What I've done so far;
Radio swap to RCD 310 (have the RNS310 in my daily so no need to put in)
Cherry Red Hazard Light
Mark 6 Headlight switch
Canbus upgrade
Dynamatted rear spare wheel well
Arch foam removed along with Calipers renewed
Laquer peel fixed
Philips X-treme halogen dipped and full beams in
Car coated Gtechniq CSL and Exo v2
Interior received deep clean followed by fabric coating Gtechniq Fabric I1
Engine Bay deep cleaned
AUX
MFSW retrofit
Alloy Refurb
Made a custom bracket to mount an Edition 30 badge to the front grill
Headlight Washer Retrofit
Xenon retrofit
BCS Cat Back Exhaust

What I would like to do in the future;

Front Windshield replacement
Highline cluster upgrade
AKS Tuning HPFP TSI Roller follower conversion
Rear parking sensors (maybe mk6 rear view camera too)

Recaro Wingbacks - Edition 30 style leather sides and cloth clark inners
« Last Edit: March 24, 2018, 04:54:11 PM by willni »

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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 08:57:37 PM »


















and the important keyring


« Last Edit: May 13, 2017, 09:44:18 AM by willni »

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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 09:03:23 PM »
That looks MINT!

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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 09:07:09 PM »
That looks MINT!

Thank you!, unfortunately the photos were taken with my iphone so not the best quality

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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 12:07:38 AM »
Nicely done paintwork really pops
I really wanna clean my engine bay, did you pressure wash?

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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 01:34:27 AM »
Looks stunning  :drinking:

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It wouldn't be fun if it was easy, I just wish it wasn't this much fun.

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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 08:33:20 AM »
Nicely done paintwork really pops
I really wanna clean my engine bay, did you pressure wash?

I only powerwashed the black sound insulation and then once it dried I dyed it black to give it a fresher look, and polished behind it too. To the engine I just used a String All purpose cleaner APC, a stiffer painter brush and some old microfibres/clothes, this helps to keep the risk to electric components down as the engine is designed to get a bit wet but not powerhose wet.

Not gonna lie if you've broken fingers or staved them in the past there will be lots of swearing, if you haven't happy days less swearing. Then after it all cleaned dress the plastics and coat the bare metal with anti-rust and you're done
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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 10:50:45 PM »
Have to love a clean red gti.. Especially when it's an eddy!

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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 11:02:45 AM »
Couple little pieces have been done recently;

Sent the steering wheel mfsw off for a retrim opted for full smooth black (nappa) leather, red stitch, 1mm thick padding and a 12 o'clock stripe.

Also retrofitted cruise control into the car, just needs coded in now, I'll get round to in a few weeks.

Then took the Pescaras off to get them refurbed as they were previously done and started to bubble etc due to a poor refurb, so going to Nu-Luk in Carrick as they've done previous ones and leave a great job that lasts.

Also got an edition 30 badge in from VW classics in England so trying to figure out whether to replace the old on on the boot or make a bracket and place it on the grill.

That's all for now, setting about slowly into retrofitting bi-xenons, auto leveling and headlight washers. It's dependant more on the sourcing of the bi-xenons as genuine and good condition have seemingly dried up at the moment. Myself and another member have confirmed the parts with part numbers required for headlight washers in the technical forum, so once I start on auto leveling I'll fully set about it.








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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 11:23:29 AM »
Very nice  :smiley:

Did you notice much difference dynamatting the boot floor?  There is surprisingly little sound deadening in these cars!
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.

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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 11:28:25 AM »
Very nice  :smiley:

Did you notice much difference dynamatting the boot floor?  There is surprisingly little sound deadening in these cars!

Haven't really had the time to drive it much, but from other cars I've done it do I'd say an easy reduction in noise of about 30%, just from the boot floor. I'd say if boot floor, roof and doorcards were done I'd say 40-60% noise reduction, it's just a pain to work with to try and get it neat looking. I've done the boot in all the cars I've owned definitely worth the £60-£120.
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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2017, 11:39:59 AM »
As per pm, nice steering wheel

I have a highline cluster for sale if you want to upgrade from midline

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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2017, 11:45:53 AM »
As per pm, nice steering wheel

I have a highline cluster for sale if you want to upgrade from midline

Thanks! And I've been tempted to upgrade to highline but can't for a while after the refurb.

When the time comes I'll see if you still have it


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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2017, 12:06:32 PM »
Very nice  :smiley:

Did you notice much difference dynamatting the boot floor?  There is surprisingly little sound deadening in these cars!

Haven't really had the time to drive it much, but from other cars I've done it do I'd say an easy reduction in noise of about 30%, just from the boot floor. I'd say if boot floor, roof and doorcards were done I'd say 40-60% noise reduction, it's just a pain to work with to try and get it neat looking. I've done the boot in all the cars I've owned definitely worth the £60-£120.

That sounds like an upgrade i didnt know I wanted!

Do you simply cover the flat surface under the boot carpet or wheel well as well? Do you have any pics? Not worked with DynaMat before much.

Great looking car btw  :happy2:

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Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2017, 12:26:13 PM »
Very nice  :smiley:

Did you notice much difference dynamatting the boot floor?  There is surprisingly little sound deadening in these cars!

Haven't really had the time to drive it much, but from other cars I've done it do I'd say an easy reduction in noise of about 30%, just from the boot floor. I'd say if boot floor, roof and doorcards were done I'd say 40-60% noise reduction, it's just a pain to work with to try and get it neat looking. I've done the boot in all the cars I've owned definitely worth the £60-£120.

That sounds like an upgrade i didnt know I wanted!

Do you simply cover the flat surface under the boot carpet or wheel well as well? Do you have any pics? Not worked with DynaMat before much.

Great looking car btw  :happy2:

Like Willni, I've done it in previous cars as well.   Certainly the boot floor done can cut out a bit of exhaust drone and road noise.  It's quite easy to work with.  Scrub the floor with alchohol......heat the floor and dynamat sections with an heat gun, then roller it onto the floor very firmly, making sure there's no air gaps.  If it's not stuck down properly, it's not very effective and just dead weight.
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.