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      04-08-2012 09:48 PM #1
      What is everyone's thoughts on shaving the tow hitch cover when shaving the front bumper. Yes or No? I've seen it both ways. Also if anyone has thoughts on painting the mirror bottom covers cw to match the car? Or can photoshop to see what it would look like to have the mirrors all one color, cw.

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      04-08-2012 09:52 PM #2
      all or nothing
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      lower than zimmy and no issues.

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      04-08-2012 10:19 PM #3
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      all or nothing
      This.

      Either shave everything (covers, reflectors, etc), or nothing.

      I am not a fan of badge shaves though.
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      04-08-2012 10:22 PM #4
      This is what I was thinking, I just saw most shaved mk6 bumpers I saw kept the tow hitch cover unshaved.

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      04-08-2012 10:23 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post

      I am not a fan of badge shaves though.
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      lower than zimmy and no issues.

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      04-09-2012 08:30 AM #6
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      04-09-2012 08:51 AM #7
      I'm planning on shaving the front bumper, but keeping the tow hook.

      Unless someone educates on an alternative tow hook method.

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      04-09-2012 08:57 AM #8
      figured I would probably never use it haha..

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      04-09-2012 09:00 AM #9
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      04-09-2012 09:06 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by oviewankenobi View Post
      I'm planning on shaving the front bumper, but keeping the tow hook.

      Unless someone educates on an alternative tow hook method.
      just remove the bumper if need be.

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      04-09-2012 09:10 AM #11
      Been towed once before.. don't remember if the flatbed used the tow hook or not..

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      04-09-2012 09:11 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      just remove the bumper if need be.
      exactly. the bumper is only held on with some torx screws.

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      04-09-2012 09:24 AM #13
      what do you guys think about color matching the bottom mirror caps

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      04-09-2012 10:15 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by GettaGirl150 View Post
      what do you guys think about color matching the bottom mirror caps
      also a good idea.

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      04-09-2012 11:13 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by oviewankenobi View Post
      Been towed once before.. don't remember if the flatbed used the tow hook or not..
      keyword flatbed, where it doesnt matter if its pulled from the front or back. pull the rear valence off (even easier than the front bumper) insert tow hook and then get pulled onto the flatbed backwards.
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      lower than zimmy and no issues.

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      04-09-2012 11:26 AM #16
      Anyone have photoshop to see what it would look like to do the mirror caps color match. CW please

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      04-09-2012 11:32 AM #17
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      04-09-2012 04:24 PM #18
      Why is this called "shaving?"

      I think it should be called "filling."

      I don't see this actually removing anything from the car. If anything, you are adding more-- body filler or whatever is used.

      Just wondering what the thought process is here...

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      04-09-2012 04:28 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Bursell View Post
      Why is this called "shaving?"

      I think it should be called "filling."

      I don't see this actually removing anything from the car. If anything, you are adding more-- body filler or whatever is used.

      Just wondering what the thought process is here...

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      You're "removing" the VW emblem, or the tow cover or the headlight washer covers.

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      04-09-2012 04:33 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      You're "removing" the VW emblem, or the tow cover or the headlight washer covers.
      Ok, I could see the VW emblem. I agree there.

      But, the tow cover, side marker, washer cover, etc...are probably still there, just filled around it-- right? Unless the body guy fabricated a piece of plastic and molded it to the correct shape and then blended it in...

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      04-09-2012 04:42 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Bursell View Post
      the body guy fabricated a piece of plastic and molded it to the correct shape and then blended it in...

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      04-09-2012 04:45 PM #22
      when you shave things they become smooth....
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      lower than zimmy and no issues.

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      04-09-2012 08:24 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by white pepper View Post
      when you shave things they become smooth....
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      04-09-2012 09:29 PM #25
      My bageless grille will be here tomorrow and hopefully my car will go to the body shop next week. One question for anyone that's shaved the front bumper what did you do with the maker light once they are shaved and the lines for the headlight washers?

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      04-10-2012 07:50 AM #26
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      04-10-2012 08:11 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by 1fast91vr6 View Post
      My bageless grille will be here tomorrow and hopefully my car will go to the body shop next week. One question for anyone that's shaved the front bumper what did you do with the maker light once they are shaved and the lines for the headlight washers?
      you don't have headlight washers....those are just blank plates. just tie the side marker wires back in case you ever have to put a stock bumper back on.

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      04-10-2012 09:37 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      you don't have headlight washers....those are just blank plates. just tie the side marker wires back in case you ever have to put a stock bumper back on.
      Thanks for the reply. Good to know on the blank plates those are gone for sure then. Which models actaully come with washers there? That was my plan for marker lights. Should I leave the bulbs in them or if I take them out will it give a code?

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      04-10-2012 09:40 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by 1fast91vr6 View Post
      Thanks for the reply. Good to know on the blank plates those are gone for sure then. Which models actaully come with washers there? That was my plan for marker lights. Should I leave the bulbs in them or if I take them out will it give a code?
      The only US model that gets the washers is the Golf R. The GTI has them in other countries. Unless you are running a rest of world code for LED tails with fog that lets you remove the bulbs, I would leave them in so you don't get the bulb out error.

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      04-10-2012 09:49 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      The only US model that gets the washers is the Golf R. The GTI has them in other countries. Unless you are running a rest of world code for LED tails with fog that lets you remove the bulbs, I would leave them in so you don't get the bulb out error.
      Cool thanks for the help.

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      04-10-2012 09:55 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 1fast91vr6 View Post
      Cool thanks for the help.

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      04-29-2012 10:46 PM #33
      Looks great!

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