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    2016 S4 The new DD

    My new DD!

    2016 S4 Prestige, 6 speed, Sports differential, Alcantara sport buckets, Black Optics, etc, etc...

    After the car went through PDI!































    Car had Xpel Ultimate applied earlier this week to the full front bumper, full hood, full front fenders, mirror caps, door gaurds, door pulls/recess, and wear area on top of the rear bumper where luggage/etc. can leave marks.


















    Door guards...





    Door pulls/recess





    Stuff sitting around looking for a place in/on the vehicle:

    Wheels:
    AG M590 19 X 9.5" ET40, in Bespoke Level III Brushed-Grigio finish (with handbrushed clear)

    More suspension stuff:
    -034 Motorsports transmission mount insert (and new TTY bolts)
    -034 Motorsports rear differential mount
    -034 Motorsports rear differential carrier mount

    Full Eurocode Überlegenes Stabilisatoren System including:
    - Front and rear Eurocode swaybars and bushings (32mm front and 25.5mm rear)
    - Front and rear billet-aluminum swaybar "droplinks" with spherical bushings
    - Alukruez 1 piece aluminum cross-member
    - All new hardware for cross-member, droplinks, and swaybar connection points (to replace all factory "one-time use" TTY bolts)

    ECS Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Intake System (thank god I ordered early and got one of the firsts as they are now backordered)
    DEI Reflect-A-Gold film for intake heatshield
    H&R Street Performance Coilovers
    AWE Track Exhaust (90mm tips)
    ECS "Full" Interior LED kit
    E-code Adaptive Headlights
    U.S. Millworks front plate frame
    Yellow Lamin-X for the foglight glass
    Ziza Pure Yellow H11 foglight bulbs
    Menzerna Super Finish SF-4000 to clean up any imperfections once I get it home from the dealership
    500 ml. CarPro Eraser Intense Oil & Polish Cleanser (for pre-cleaning)
    60 ml. Carpro Cquartz Kit (plus install sponge, etc)
    500 ml. CarPro Reload Spray Sealant to level off between Cquartz applications (I will do two coats) and also to maintain
    AWE Vent-mounted boost gage and 3.0T boost tap.

    And...




    Wheels on the left are mine...

    I take delivery one week from today when I return from Germany. Good times ahead!

    -DL
    If the Germans invented the paper clip, it would have 7 moving parts, 2 transistors and require maintenance twice a year.

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    A response from me on another forum (PKG)


    Xpel Ultimate is a self-healing paint protection film (PPF). It keeps surface scratches at bay, defends against and lessens the impact of rock chips, makes the ladies feel weak in the knees, etc. Unfortunately, Xpel Ultimate is not a miracle cure for all types of threats declaring violence on sexy paint. The film can still be etched by environmental droppings (sap, birdshit, etc), and is not on a competitive level with ceramic coatings or traditional waxes on its' hydrophobic abilities (the ability to repel water, dust, or anything else attached to a water-molecule carried via the air, splashed via direct contact,etc.).


    The rest of the plan (you all knew there would be one):


    Fun-fact #1: The paint should be pretty close to flawless (negating any pre-delivery/transit protection equipment application/removal, washes, etc...). However, the film actually masks any small imperfections. Regardless, the application areas were touched up by Willis prior to the Xpel application.


    -My Makita 9227 should not be necessary as this process will take place on a car with <500 miles on the clock. There shouldn't' be any type of damage severe enough to merit a rotary correction. In fact, I'll be pretty pissed if the previous statement is not accurate.


    -I still have my trusty old standard PC 7424 laying around and collecting dust, somewhere... Lord knows that machine has seen some miles. However, during it's last years/stints of service, it had developed some wiring issues that demanded a few rebuilds/rewiring of the unit on multiple occasions. I purchased a new 7424XP HD and a new 5" hook/loop backer. I'll feel out the counterweight on the new machine, and if necessary, flip the counterweight over from the old machine to the new unit.


    -I picked up a few new Lake Country 5.5" CCS pads from the folks at Autogeek (light cut). I had used 6-6.5" pads on the old 7424 in the past. Latest idea from me is to make the move to a smaller diameter pad when using a DA... I want more control... Speaking of strategy, I would use 60" pads on the rotary to cover more ground and cut cycle times if they were available, and if motor-heat never became an issue (which it does around a 9" pad, >80 ambient, moderate pressure).


    -Entire car will get cleaned with some good stuff (Wolfgang products), two buckets, grit guards, MF everything, etc, etc...


    -Clay isn't necessary... I'll destroy whatever type of rail dust or fallout is laying on the finish after ~300 miles with the Eraser.


    -Non-Xpel applied areas will get wiped with CarPro Eraser prior to light polish. This step is being used in place of clay to remove any rail dust, environmental fallout, etc...


    -I had owned the full Menzerna line circa de 2013 before I moved to Germany (being a hobbiest/spare-timer bespoke detailer has perks). However, there is a newer Meznerna product that I felt I needed to demo (SF-4000). I'll hit the non-Xpel areas with a grey CCS equipped 7424XP, and SF-4000 to "level up."


    -Full car (including the Xpel application area) will then get re-wiped with the CarPro Eraser (yes, Cobra MFs will be used).


    -Full car (including the Xpel area) will then get two layers of CarPro Cquartz Ceramic Paint Protection. CarPro Reload will be used to level-up between applications.


    -Kicking around laying a topper coat (or 2) of Souveran over the Cquartz... Havent decided yet... We'll see how well the golf game is working, how cherry the Cquartz finishes up to my eye, and how jet-lagged I am.


    Should be fun. Labor of love!!!


    -DL
    If the Germans invented the paper clip, it would have 7 moving parts, 2 transistors and require maintenance twice a year.

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    AG M590 mit Bespoke Level III custom-finish (hand-laid "Brushed Grigio finish) arrived at Lichtys'








    Look sharp! Can't wait to get them on the car!


    -DL
    If the Germans invented the paper clip, it would have 7 moving parts, 2 transistors and require maintenance twice a year.

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    congrats on the new car, you back in iowa now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AutoMods View Post
    congrats on the new car, you back in iowa now?
    Yes, my new assignment at work will leave me in Cedar Rapids for the next 6 months or so. Potentially longer.
    -DL
    If the Germans invented the paper clip, it would have 7 moving parts, 2 transistors and require maintenance twice a year.

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    sweet car, glad to see some wheels in progress. That factory wheel fitment leaves..much to be desired.

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    Does anyone actually do build threads anymore? Just curious.

    -DL
    If the Germans invented the paper clip, it would have 7 moving parts, 2 transistors and require maintenance twice a year.

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    not on here. its crazy how fast this forum died out and a lot of other forums

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