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davy26

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    Lupo Gti (MY 2005)

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  1. This is from my 2006-registered Black Gti. I have replaced it as I'm trying to perfect the car and this original spoiler had been repainted at some time in the past with too much paint being applied, leading to deep crazing of the paint film surface. As it is now, the upper surface has been partially prepared for repainting, but will need further work to achieve a good, smooth surface - please see photographs to appreciate the nature/extent of the imperfections, especially on the left hand side of the spoiler. Apart from the surfaces, everything else is in very sound, undamaged condition. I am looking for £85 and believe the postage would be around £15. Located near Deal, Kent.
  2. Thanks for your interest. See below a pic of the underside prior to the application of Dinitrol RC 800/900 and 4941B:
  3. Just had my Gti Dinitrolled, in the course of which all the underfloor rubber bungs were found to be relatively perished and possibly insecure. Luckily Lugogtiboy (thanks Martin) previously provided us with a very helpful relevant post - - enabling part number identifications. I was pleased to find that all that I needed were available and in UK stock. To confirm the general view about the ex-Japan cars, the sub-contractor found virtually no underbody deterioration despite the 13 years since first registration.
  4. I looked into this source previously and also contacted the suppliers in Germany - at which time nothing was actually available. The look of these non-factory items is also, to me, not 'right,' especially if you like to preserve originality in the car.
  5. VAT inclusive = £359.96. 6E0 827 933 D GRU. Ouch, but used are hard to find and usually need a lot of remedial work. In the end, with my car mostly 90 - 95%, I've thought the expense justified, especially as I managed to negotiate a really good discount.
  6. Received my replacement spoiler today. In case in might help someone looking to remove/refurbish theirs, here's what the back of a brand new one looks like ex-factory:
  7. VAT inclusive = £359.96. 6E0 827 933 D GRU. Ouch, but used are hard to find and usually need a lot of remedial work. In the end, with my car mostly 90 - 95%, I've thought the expense justified, especially as I managed to negotiate a really good discount.
  8. This is the most recent on the centre caps: I'm quite surprised how many things are still available from VW itself. That includes a new spoiler, which is due to me on Monday/Tuesday - horribly expensive though!
  9. I'm envious Dougie! I passed on an Anthracite example last year, and whilst I love the black one I bought instead, the metallic is very classy, (and I'd guess easier to keep looking clean between washes). Also good to see the car back on the Bathursts - some of these alternatives people are fitting really cheapen the look of the Lupo.
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    Romanian Nuttiness

    Not an awful lot that's Lupo-recognisable here, but a smack in the eye for anyone thinking their 1.8 lump conversion offers optimum performance! https://engineswapdepot.com/?p=39617
  11. davy26

    GX-3

    Not previously aware of this - see Autocar, 25th April:
  12. With my knackered hands/fingers and deteriorated eyesight I'd never be able to do that myself! Retrim was done by Royal Steering Wheels and I'd say that both the materials they use and their workmanship are really good.
  13. Have now finished mine. Found a reasonable donor wheel and had it re-trimmed in very smooth leather - nice result. Not sure whether or not to retain or sell my original wheel which is in great condition, but I don't think these are particularly valued as yet.
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