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Old 22-03-17, 04:21 PM   #11
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Great write up, thanks for sharing
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Old 22-03-17, 09:41 PM   #12
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Great write up, thanks for sharing
Ditto. Looks like a great job
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Old 22-03-17, 10:47 PM   #13
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I like the look of that repair David and the way you went about it. Superb job!
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Old 23-03-17, 09:46 AM   #14
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Thanks for the comments boys and girls.
I fitted the door card last night and was disappointed with the fit of the new ends seals from Audi, however I though so much when I saw them on the panel prior to this. However not having any at all before I have no idea what an OE set should look like fitted, so if any of you nice people out there have a Coupe with a set of OE ones in good condition still fitted I would be most appreciative or a few photos of the fronts and rears form a few angles, thanks in advance, and there will be a cold brew waiting at the Goodwood Revival. ( the only event it looks like I will make this year given the amount of stuff I have to do )

So, here we have the fronts:-





Rears:-





On the rear you can see my comment, haven't a clue how this bit fits, just seems to get squashed out, the second pic shows it more clearly.
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Old 23-03-17, 10:07 AM   #15
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Just got to repair the small tear in the vinyl on the corner, and the other issue is that 2 of the door card hooks on the outer edge have been broken off in the past, so the card doesn't sit flush with the door. I am going to use a couple of small black raised head self tappers with csk washers. They are the same ones MG's etc use on this door cards, fairly discrete and shouldn't show when the door is closed, don't have a choice really.
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Old 23-03-17, 12:25 PM   #16
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So on to the door pull, the plastic was coming away from the foam in places, and while there isn't a permanent repair I know of, this seemed to be the best option.



I cleaned out all the old crap and lose foam and then carefully squeezed in some PU adhesive. Just as a note Wurth is the dogs stuff here, but is , but Trade, Bulldog and a few others are almost as good, the extra isn't worth it as this always seems to do the trick. Don't squeeze too much or it will stop the plastic squeezing flat, but you ned enough to fill all the little gaps in the foam etc, you know what I mean.

As a note black PU would have been better but I usually keep grey as it is easier to paint over and cover, the black can bleed thru on some base coats until lots have been applied.

Now to hold it together without marking the plastic and leaving permanent clamp marks.



Big paperclips did the trick



And it stuck and held. Trim off excess.
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Old 23-03-17, 12:33 PM   #17
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This was more tricky, the plastic was pulling away leaving the switch panel not securely slotted in







So I carefully lifted the plastic away and masked up the metal clamp where I didn't want any PU to stick to it, or I might not be able to clamp the handle back onto the fixing on the door card. Also a bit of tape on the switch panel to avoid this being permanently bonded in place.



Again a good squeeze of PU into the missing foam gaps and where the bits should stick together.



Once had it right where it was needed I slotted, carefully the switch panel back in then wrapped masking tape around the complete lot to pull the plastic in tight.
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Old 23-03-17, 12:36 PM   #18
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And there we go, not perfect but better than it was, and at least it looks half decent now.



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Old 23-03-17, 02:45 PM   #19
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Nice one David

I have some leather trim to fit to the doorcards in my black coupe, luckily for me the orange crap has been removed already but the replacement foam wasn't good either, that will be easy to get off when the time comes though.

Keep up the good work.

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Superb job David,this is going to help a lot of people i think as so many including me get caught out with the special fixings when attempting to take take these of. Audi is NLA so this repair you've proved will be immensely helpful! You go top of the class for this!



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