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    1. Member absolutt's Avatar
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      01-19-2020 03:48 AM #9251
      Quote Originally Posted by Bronco View Post
      Love these !!

      Is there a clear (rather than tinted) version?
      And an obvious question - where did you buy it? (link pls?)
      BTW, thanks for sharing the info on your battery charger, very helpful

      Thanks,
      Yes, they do have a clear/chromed version as well. I went with black because of the dark blue paint & I plan to get black gloss mirror caps. I got them on AliExpress. There are a number of sellers offering these. Example. Pretty inexpensive. Worth seeing if they'll last. The tab doesn't have a boot cover, so I wrapped in electrical tape just to be safe. Glad you found battery charger info helpful.
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      01-19-2020 05:42 PM #9252
      Those are a nice upgrade. I agree with not switching over to the mirror sweepers. My complaint is you lose the inside mirror light function. The sweeping stops before so you lose this


      On another note...I had a shovel’s worth of dirt between the lower section of the front quarter panel and the door. I took the cap off to clean it and was not impressed with the German design. Could be a significant source of damage from rust.

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      did this over the weekend


      Didn’t think it would make a big difference but transforms the wheel

      Cheers


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      01-20-2020 08:53 PM #9253
      On another note...I had a shovel’s worth of dirt between the lower section of the front quarter panel and the door. I took the cap off to clean it and was not impressed with the German design. Could be a significant source of damage from rust.
      What did you take off to clean that out? Fender liner?
      Starting to get paint bubbling in that area, at the very bottom inch or so. I want to get in there and clean it up.

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      01-21-2020 01:48 AM #9254
      Look at pic 8

      https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/thread...-heavy.372818/

      you know that area on the corner of the bonnet where the bonnet brackets are located. All those leaves and such that get in there go straight down into that area and turn to dirt just like compost
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      01-21-2020 06:58 PM #9255
      Quote Originally Posted by Tcardio View Post
      Look at pic 8

      https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/thread...-heavy.372818/

      you know that area on the corner of the bonnet where the bonnet brackets are located. All those leaves and such that get in there go straight down into that area and turn to dirt just like compost
      I have seen some dirt accumulation near the bonnet hinge brackets are, where leaves compressed and turned into soil. I had seen the gap going down the inside fender but didn't realize it has no drainage termination. That's a terrible design. After removing the fender liner in that area, you can just pop out that outer panel piece to access that opening to excavate dirt?
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      01-21-2020 07:13 PM #9256
      yeap
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      01-21-2020 07:23 PM #9257
      Now Im scared to open mine up. But its the only body rust on the whole car. Both sides. 2006 3.2.
      Bad design. Should be good for more than only 14 years.

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      01-22-2020 12:15 AM #9258
      Just clean it out and likely only superficial rust so you will be good to go. Sounds like a little weekend project. Rust removal and paint and clear coat
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