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There appears to be a gap in the market now for refurbing these headlinings. The open skies are apparantly starting to suffer the most due to heat and leakages.
Great work Steve,
Evening Dave,There appears to be a gap in the market now for refurbing these headlinings. The open skies are apparantly starting to suffer the most due to heat and leakages.
Great work Steve,
You’ll soon have a very fresh finish which I cannot wait to see. A reupholstered headlining is such an improvement after living with an ugly sagging fabric. Cannot wait to see the black switch packs and buttons finally fitted into an A2.
A top tip to ensure the fabric fully adheres within the folds of the biscuit is to fill some plastic food/sandwich/freezer type bags filled with water and use them to weigh down the fabric in these areas.
Good luck Sir.
I've had those, drop links that can't be held with an Allen key. Had to jack up the drop link and lock the ball joints in the ARB and what ever is at the other end; not been there for a while.I don't think Audrey has the Allen key drop links but not sure. On some of them you have to lock the thread in place with an Allen key in order to remove the nut and stop the thread spinning.
Rain X is good and lasts around a month. On the front screen above 40 mph just beads off. Can be prone to fogging on cold mornings after 3/4 weeks.With Rain-X I seldom ever use the wipers above 40mph - proved that this evening! I've also driven from Devon to Essesx in the sort of rain that feels like it would sink some ships and never once used the wipers.
Hi dj_efk,Just got in from a horrendous drive in Akoya from Maidenhead (my parents’) to home near Honiton, with a detour to Frome to pick up an excellent pepper pot alloy bagged off eBay for £25 (I now have two out of the four I need to make up a winter set, and I have a third located on Facebook marketplace in Ottery St Mary reserved). Total of about 200 miles mostly in rain coming down so thick the wiper was completely outwitted.
I couldn’t go faster than 50mph on the A303 at first - the wiper just seemed to smear the water on the screen rather than clearing it, so I cursed myself for not fitting a new genuine Audi wiper blade (I have two in stock, eBay bargains).
Stopping at Merryhill services for a coffee to steel my nerves, I had the idea to buy some bug and tar remover from the shop while the car was under the canopy and have a go with it to see if I could at least improve the performance of the wiper a little by cleaning it. Well the amount of black filth this stuff pulled off the wiper was amazing, I must have sprayed it and wiped it down at least a dozen times and each time the cloth had a thick black line.
When I was finally sure I had done a thorough job I set off again and my word, what an improvement! The effect was almost like replacing the blade - I can thoroughly recommend trying this to others if your blade is doing the same thing.
Interesting - at that mileage how long does it last?Hi dj_efk,
I can highly recommend a company called Gtecniq
they make a product for glass which is fantastic hydroscobic properties & lasts for a long time.
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I’ve used these products for years & can highly recommend them as a company.
Ps: no affiliation just a very satisfied customer.
I do 800 + miles a week & wouldn’t be without it!
Hope that helps.
Rain X is good and lasts around a month. On the front screen above 40 mph just beads off. Can be prone to fogging on cold mornings after 3/4 weeks.