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Adam's Candy White GTI
« on: September 04, 2018, 05:43:42 PM »
Hi guys,
   New to the GTI world, although I have owned a few VWs in the passed (mk2 Golf, mk2 Jetta, Amarok)
I just bought an 07 mk5 GTI and so far I love it.
DSG, Sunroof, cruise control, heated seats,
For an 11yr old car, it's really in excellent condition, but was in need of some detailing.
No service history, so did a full service including the DSG Oil/filter. I'll do the cam follower soon

I have some things I want to do:
* Partial "joey mod" (just the stripy silver plate) I believe it's a royal PITA with xenons, but I'm game
* LED DRLs and indicators from http://www.exledshop.com/exled...with-controller-pair-copy.html / USA store: http://www.exledusa.com/exled-custom-leds/volkswagen/golf-5th-20052010.html
* Edition 30 front spoiler
* rear boot spoiler. Possibly this: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0...com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263226885781
*spray the rear valance and side skirts

*ecu tune

That's it for now.

Adam



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Re: Adam's Candy White GTI
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 03:09:21 PM »
Sprayed my sills and valances. Very pleased with the result

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Re: Adam's Candy White GTI
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 01:22:44 PM »
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Re: Adam's Candy White GTI
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 07:06:12 PM »
Sprayed thr silver inner part of my headlights a gunmetal color and upgraded the indicators to ones I bought from eX LED. Pretty pleased with the result, except the gunmetal juat looks black
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Re: Adam's Candy White GTI
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 07:13:59 PM »
Hey,
Fine upgrade mate.

One question since I saw you had you headlight lenses off the "body".. My mate will also do this to paint his inner parts black. Do you use heatgun or oven to help the process of being able to pull the lenses of?

Check my build thread if you need some more upgrades - I've done a lot of stuff to mine :)
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Re: Adam's Candy White GTI
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 07:34:40 PM »
Thanks man,
   I read a few posts about opening up the headlights. From what I read, the xenon headlights use a "hard glue" and cannot be opened using the oven/heatgun method. Here's a pretty good write up http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/f15/diy-joey-mod-mk5-xenons-46509.html

I did not remove the xenon bulb as he recommends and had no issues. In my opinion, it's just an extra complication. Just don't take a Jeremy Clarkson approach  :grin:

While you've got them open, I'd really recommend the exLED upgrade (link in my first post). I REALLY like the new look (see the video above)

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Adam's Candy White GTI
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 06:40:57 PM »
Looks great, black really suites it.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2018, 11:11:55 PM by Dogma »
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