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Offline steveed30

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Need a new wing on my GTi
« on: November 04, 2021, 05:56:41 pm »
Hello, I need to replace my driver's side wing is VW the only place to go? Unfortunately don't know anyone with a TPS trade account any advise welcome.
If anyone can also recommend a good bodyshop in the Watford area as well please. 👍🏻👍🏻

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Re: Need a new wing on my GTi
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2021, 09:19:21 am »
You dont mention reason for replacement.  Is it dent or rust?

If dent I had great service from AVS in Harrow. They tapped out and resprayed a bad dent in my rear quarter panel.  They should also be able to supply a full VW or aftermarket panel if required.

https://audivwsc.co.uk/

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Re: Need a new wing on my GTi
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2021, 06:22:07 pm »
Lots of good comments about painted wings from Lothian Autoparts UK on Ebay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143788531455?fits=Model%3AGolf&epid=22034364169&hash=item217a76deff:g:AnoAAOSw6n5Xq1Sf

Not a genuine wing, but people say fit is good - only negatives are slight colour difference, depend how fussy you are.

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Re: Need a new wing on my GTi
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2021, 03:19:00 pm »
I literally just got done fitting a Lothian drivers side wing. Colour is spot on (LO41 in my case and comparing to a dirty car :smiley:), panel gaps are slightly bigger and had to cut a tiny piece to make fitment slightly better. To be expected really. It's not horrendous.

I asked VW how much for a wing and they said £250 primed, IIRC.


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Re: Need a new wing on my GTi
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2021, 03:16:19 am »
Lothian ones don’t quite line up in my experience and also the paint is thin, but you get what your pay for of course. For the money they are a good deal.


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Re: Need a new wing on my GTi
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2021, 07:42:51 am »
I got both my replacement wings from a car breaker.  The golf they came off was a late model, but the fit and colour match was factory perfect.......with no rust included  :grin:

I used Charles Trents......they deliver too, but I collected as they are not far from me.

https://www.trents.co.uk/
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Re: Need a new wing on my GTi
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2021, 12:48:12 pm »
£250 isn't bad for OEM, and it will be a proper galvanised one that will last a hell of a lot longer than a pattern one.

A new wing for my Corrado cost £550+VAT......10 years ago!  Can't get them anymore.  So yeah, MK5s are well cheap to maintain compared to cars like that  :grin:
« Last Edit: November 13, 2021, 12:50:06 pm by Pudding »


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Re: Need a new wing on my GTi
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2021, 11:17:24 am »
I have a Lothian one too - happy with it for the money paid. Needed to reshape it slightly where the bumper bracket fits, once done it fits perfectly.