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Old October 15th, 2014, 14:02   #16
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I have had it for a week now.
Picked it up from Chirs at Burlington, NJ, did a wedding in Nyack, NY and then took my time getting home to South Carolina. 1150 miles so far.

Added front and read window wind/rain deflectors - a quick install - no tools required.

Added front and read splash guards - about an hour to install all four.
Required wheel removal, a drill, T25 Torx and a couple other tools.
A good way to check how your jack, etc works.

Still to come - door edge guards when I get the instructions - will see my local dealer on Friday when I go to the big city.


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Old October 15th, 2014, 16:25   #17
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Added some rear bumper/hatch protection using plastidip instead of 3M clear.
A bit hard to see but the matte finish looks great and will easily peel off should I wish to remove it.



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Did you spay the door and the bumper at the same time and just cut out the middle? Also do you have a photo of it all tapped up?

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Old October 16th, 2014, 17:36   #18
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Added some personality to Olivia. Enjoy the potato quality photo!

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Old October 17th, 2014, 02:01   #19
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Did you spay the door and the bumper at the same time and just cut out the middle? Also do you have a photo of it all tapped up?

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Only sprayed the top flat portion of the bumper

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Old October 19th, 2014, 21:12   #20
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We'll this took place over two days but.

Day 1: curbed the wheel, pretty hard too, enough to rip a 2" hole in the sidewall. Still getting used to a quicker reverse gear than my nissan was.Oh well. (16" OEM Toronto wheel from VW is $331 plus tax)


Day 2. Hit a 30 pound racoon going 50mph tonight on the way home from work. Bent and cracked the front bumper, missing trim so far. Did not get a chance to pop the hood yet. I'll have to check more when it's light out. Good news is i have a low comprehensive deductible.





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Old October 20th, 2014, 14:18   #21
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Got my warning triangle today.


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Old October 20th, 2014, 14:48   #22
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Tinted the sunroof with 5% in addition to all the other windows tinted. Should help bright sunny days, which we won't have for 6 months around here. I don't care for the transparency of the moonroof cover. I prefer a solid one to block out all light. This should suffice.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 05:56   #23
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Tinted the sunroof with 5% in addition to all the other windows tinted. Should help bright sunny days, which we won't have for 6 months around here. I don't care for the transparency of the moonroof cover. I prefer a solid one to block out all light. This should suffice.
does anyone worry about sunroofs breaking with tint? I have heard that this can happen, and it is not recommended that you tint sunroofs in some vehicles. For example, it is a big no no with BMW X5's.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 06:01   #24
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does anyone worry about sunroofs breaking with tint? I have heard that this can happen, and it is not recommended that you tint sunroofs in some vehicles. For example, it is a big no no with BMW X5's.
How or what could cause damage?
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Old October 21st, 2014, 06:07   #25
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How or what could cause damage?
not sure of the exact mechanics of it. just know its not supposed to be done on the X5. Is it common to tint the sunroof in VW world? BMW X5 pano roofs are framed, which may have something to do with it.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 06:16   #26
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Could simply be differences in CTE values of the glass vs the tint laminate. That would be amazing if the laminate was strong enough and had enough adhesion that it would shatter the glass as they expanded or contracted as different rates during extreme temperature swings. This could be a concern only for roof glass since the pano sized ones are huge and on the roof where it gets considerably hotter.

Only other thing I could think of is danger of the tint delaminating and getting snagged inside the sunroof assembly. If the glass feeds into the interior of the roof it could be a nightmare trying to fish it back out.

These are just guesses.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 08:26   #27
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Thermal shock can be an issue with some windshields. Cold water on hot glass.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 22:25   #28
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Got my clear bra today.




And my pedal set.
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Old November 1st, 2014, 10:49   #29
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Where'd you get those pedals from? I'm looking at the clear bra as well what did that run you?
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Old November 1st, 2014, 19:26   #30
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Introduced the new TDI to my Z
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