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    Thread: The minimum wage high school build

    1. 07-15-2012 03:15 AM #1
      Hey guys this is my way of archiving the life of my first car so bare with me here and leave some input.




      Bought an 2003 gti 1.8t with a lot of miles but in great shape


      With miles, comes maintenance. My father and I replaces some sensors, fixed some vacuum leaks, plugs, coilpacks, oil, coolant, ect.. With our work I passed emissions which was a reason for the owner selling it, and got the cel to turn off
      My dads 99 roadster


      Next thing to come was some movements in bad direction happened
      little bit of tint, black emblems, debadge. I though it was looking kinda good now


      I refurbished the headlamps and boy do these look good for OEM


      wheels are black for WINTERxMODE


      Then came a little step in my future stance game, some clean audi fat fives


      So this is happening, very exited with some progress


      Then I got the hatch done!


      Thats it for now
      Last edited by logantheninja; 11-05-2012 at 08:45 PM.

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      07-15-2012 03:23 AM #2
      car looks clean.
      maybe consider going back to chrome badges, might look better with your new wheels.

    3. 07-15-2012 03:34 AM #3
      My original plan with the fat fives was a gloss white powder coat, call me crazy but I like the crazy contrast off all black and bright white wheels. I'm not set on it though, either that or polish them very well, which will look a lot more OEM+ which I like but wont be very different I guess .
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      07-15-2012 03:45 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by treejetta View Post
      car looks clean.
      maybe consider going back to chrome badges, might look better with your new wheels.
      X2

      Black badges look like crap IMO. Shave them or leave them stock.

    5. 07-15-2012 03:51 AM #5
      Your car, do it how you want. Looking good. Keep it up!

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      07-15-2012 04:16 AM #6
      Agreed about the badges. If you coat the wheels or not, they'll look better chrome IMO
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      stance is so dumb, you all have ruined your cars.
      these cars have a turbocharged engine.....stage 2 your almost 300hp. But you guys lower your cars to look like ricers.
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      07-15-2012 05:37 AM #7
      Return your badges back to stock. I say do a full polished finish on your fat fives. It takes some effort it will look great in the long run.

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      07-15-2012 05:39 AM #8
      get some coils, and i support you doing the 5's white

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      07-15-2012 06:20 AM #9
      looks good so far. nice 5's

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      07-15-2012 07:23 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by logantheninja View Post
      My original plan with the fat fives was a gloss white powder coat, call me crazy but I like the crazy contrast off all black and bright white wheels. I'm not set on it though, either that or polish them very well, which will look a lot more OEM+ which I like but wont be very different I guess .
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      Those are flat fives not fat fives, but still not to bad of a start buddy, Contrast is never a bad thing ton of people have white wheels on black cars and it typically look good. Go for it. Just make sure to go low
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      07-15-2012 07:55 AM #11
      Nice start young man
      All I want is money, fvck the fame I'm a simple man

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      07-15-2012 08:07 AM #12
      Put badges back to stock, polish the fat fives, and ditch the tint. Just my $.02.

      You've got a good base to start with
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      07-15-2012 08:55 AM #13
      I have a uniblack 03 gti 1.8t, lots of miles, and using a minimum wage job during high school to molest it as well

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      07-15-2012 10:04 AM #14
      black emblems

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      07-15-2012 10:21 AM #15
      Just leave it the way it is with the fat fives and call it a day, save the money you would have spent on cheap ebay crap and save yourself the negative comments on everything you put on it. when all else fails just leave it stock.

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      07-15-2012 10:26 AM #16
      I'd tint your tails red, there's a good dyi in the cheap mods thread

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      07-15-2012 10:52 AM #17
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      07-15-2012 11:45 AM #18
      where are you from?

    19. 07-15-2012 11:51 AM #19
      I most likely will start a welding apprenticeship soon and will eventually work at his shop so in the future a shaved hatch and possibly shave the side strips

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      07-15-2012 12:34 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by leftoverbolts View Post
      I'd tint your tails red, there's a good dyi in the cheap mods thread
      I just did that.. I'm happy with the turn out, but put to much coats on IMO and its to dark for my liking.

    21. 07-15-2012 10:09 PM #21
      I'm in the Broomfield area, and I go to Broomfield high school

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      07-15-2012 10:44 PM #22
      I was in your situation this year, but I graduated. Now I'm on to the broke college kids build thread lmao. It looks clean, good luck.
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      07-16-2012 02:54 AM #23
      i think the white 5's is good idea. go for it

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      07-16-2012 07:42 AM #24
      in ****ty winter-weather states plasti-dipping tires is a pretty leet way to avoid wheel damage during the rainy/snowy months. saves you from buying winter wheels at least -- since this is seemingly your daily driver it could be a smart move.

      i can see a point to dipping badges but i think maybe since your car is black, dipping badges black may be a bit overkill. certainly doesn't look terrible, i'll be dipping my red car's emblems because i believe plastic fake-chromed badges are "played" as the kids call it these days, but arguably so is plasti-dip lol.

      tldr: sweet car, digging the dip
      spiral out... keep going

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      07-16-2012 08:46 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by engineman98 View Post
      Return your badges back to stock. I say do a full polished finish on your fat fives. It takes some effort it will look great in the long run.
      x2

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      07-16-2012 04:25 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by logantheninja View Post
      My original plan with the fat fives was a gloss white powder coat, call me crazy but I like the crazy contrast off all black and bright white wheels. I'm not set on it though, either that or polish them very well, which will look a lot more OEM+ which I like but wont be very different I guess .
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      Go for it! have some powder coated white Aristos on my black gti. I was nervous when i first got them but as soon as i put them on, i couldnt of been happier. I love them

    27. 07-16-2012 04:26 PM #27
      If you like the looks of the black plasti dip badges you should just paint them gloss with some clear coats which I think looks way better that flat black.

    28. 08-21-2012 01:34 AM #28
      What are thoughts on just shaving the handle and leaving the emblem?
      Are there and nice mk4s like that?
      Last edited by logantheninja; 08-24-2012 at 06:15 PM.

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      08-21-2012 01:56 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by logantheninja View Post
      My original plan with the fat fives was a gloss white powder coat, call me crazy but I like the crazy contrast off all black and bright white wheels. I'm not set on it though, either that or polish them very well, which will look a lot more OEM+ which I like but wont be very different I guess .
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      Looks sick, do it

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      08-21-2012 01:57 AM #30
      What are thoughts on just shaving the handle and leaving the emblem?
      Are there and nice mk4s like that?
      Shave 'em both!
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    31. 08-21-2012 02:05 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 757 View Post
      Shave 'em both!
      I plan on it, unless I can get some good inspiration to leave the emblem. I was also thinking even with the emblem dent shaved, I could still stick it on with some double sided tape or probably get a vw emblem off of ebay that will be more like the badges

    32. 08-24-2012 06:17 PM #32
      So this got done yesterday, debating whether to completely weld the rest of the metal or let the bondo fill the gaps. look like it would be a lot of bondo


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      08-24-2012 06:22 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by logantheninja View Post
      So this got done yesterday, debating whether to completely weld the rest of the metal or let the bondo fill the gaps. look like it would be a lot of bondo
      NEVER put bondon on metal. It doesn't even belong on most plastic parts, since it all needs to bend. You'd need some special bondo for that, not just the stuff you can get at Wal-Mart.

      I know your pain man, except I quit my job to finish up senior year with good grades

    34. 08-24-2012 06:26 PM #34
      Im scared to weld it with my mig because I dont want to warp the metal too hot. I'll have my boss tig it for me I guess. I had the intention to weld it all up but the metal is soo thin. not like my old project 77 el camino Im sure tig will be alright especially since I took a good amount of paint, I really dont want it to warp

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      08-24-2012 08:17 PM #35
      Just keep tacking it and letting it cool down, then grind it smooth. This will prevent the metal from getting too hot and bending. Like do a tack every 2" around, then wait til it cools down and do one in the middle of those. etc

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