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Old September 25th, 2018, 19:30   #1216
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Old September 26th, 2018, 11:53   #1217
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A few weeks ago I dropped a tool off to get repaired and grabbed a store flyer and put it on my front seat, thinking nothing of it. Last week I moved the flyer,and discovered that some of the ink had transferred to my seat( this after a few 90 degree days also)-red, blue and black colors. I looked in owners manual to see what can be used on leatherette- only recommends water and mild detergent. I tried that, but no success. Next I tried some Armor All leather protectant(cleaner and conditioner)- took a little bit off, but the ink was still there. My last resort, I decided to try some WD-40 on a rag to try and get it removed. It worked!!! I tried the smallest spot first to make sure it didn't itself stain the leatherette-after I rubbed it on the mark and it disappeared without leaving a mark, I went ahead and used it on the remaining ink marks. I then followed that by using the armor all, good as new again. Disclaimer time- use at your own risk! This was used on 2015 leatherette seats, don't know how it would turn out on older or newer seats, or what other types of coverings, if the WD-40 would leave a stain on your seat or surface, I don't know. Just figured I'd post this in case anyone else that has a stubborn stain they wanted to try a last resort attempt on....
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Old September 26th, 2018, 12:16   #1218
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A few weeks ago I dropped a tool off to get repaired and grabbed a store flyer and put it on my front seat, thinking nothing of it. Last week I moved the flyer,and discovered that some of the ink had transferred to my seat( this after a few 90 degree days also)-red, blue and black colors. I looked in owners manual to see what can be used on leatherette- only recommends water and mild detergent. I tried that, but no success. Next I tried some Armor All leather protectant(cleaner and conditioner)- took a little bit off, but the ink was still there. My last resort, I decided to try some WD-40 on a rag to try and get it removed. It worked!!! I tried the smallest spot first to make sure it didn't itself stain the leatherette-after I rubbed it on the mark and it disappeared without leaving a mark, I went ahead and used it on the remaining ink marks. I then followed that by using the armor all, good as new again. Disclaimer time- use at your own risk! This was used on 2015 leatherette seats, don't know how it would turn out on older or newer seats, or what other types of coverings, if the WD-40 would leave a stain on your seat or surface, I don't know. Just figured I'd post this in case anyone else that has a stubborn stain they wanted to try a last resort attempt on....
Nice, and better then what me and my old man nearly had happen to us...


Old 1ton dodge and vinyl seat, out sawing wood in the winter. Left a 2 liter with label peeled off full of water on the seat.

Nice sunny day..

Came back for some water and the cab was filled was white thick smoke!

The water focused the sunlight and was in the process of. Burning a hole in the seat!
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Old September 27th, 2018, 15:45   #1219
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Nice, and better then what me and my old man nearly had happen to us...
Old 1ton dodge and vinyl seat, out sawing wood in the winter. Left a 2 liter with label peeled off full of water on the seat.
Nice sunny day..
Came back for some water and the cab was filled was white thick smoke!
The water focused the sunlight and was in the process of. Burning a hole in the seat!
Supposedly this is why perfectly spherical aquariums are no longer sold. They set too many houses on fire. This may be the old tale of wives or a tale of old wives. I get so confused!
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Old September 28th, 2018, 05:43   #1220
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Honestly I think it didn't fully take off because once the cab filled I set set smoke it choked out the sunlight.

It was so random and unbelievable. Somewhere when we scrapped the truck I took a 6" hole saw and punched out the burned hole.

It's somewhere in the garage. If I find it I'll take a photo.

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Old September 28th, 2018, 13:04   #1221
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Did your VW come with the adaptive cruise control/breaking in the front grill?
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Old September 29th, 2018, 09:45   #1222
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Took off Whhels to detail. Painted Brake Calipers , could not stand the tin foil color any longer. Also painted the wide area of Brake Rotor.
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Old September 30th, 2018, 06:51   #1223
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Inline heater in! Also balanced factory rubber. Almost 30k and finally getting some out of round. Bought a big box of stick ons. Discount wanted $50 to balance them! $17 bought me stick ons for the next 2 vehicles...

Unfortunately ran out of time to install my fancy bumper plug.

And now, spending Sunday to drive a well point...

No worry, 3hp Briggs, some rope, a pulley, and a tri pod over the hole, and a 300# weight....

12oz curls driving 300#, a tug and 1/4 inch at a time...



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Terry's factory hose clamp on top of heater is loose as a goose.

Trashed it and used a good old school proven stainless screw hose clamp.

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Old October 1st, 2018, 06:07   #1224
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Installed ESC Tuning Jāck Pads
FYI they are "ESC assembled" OEM jack pads, quite handy and also cheaper if you source directly from europe, snagged mine for about $50 + $13ish shipping.

check out golf daves DIY over at Mk7 forum.
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Old October 1st, 2018, 08:53   #1225
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The jack pads from ECS aren't the full set of OEM parts. Here's info and other links about the full version, still cheaper than ECS.
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...77#post5349377
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Old October 2nd, 2018, 13:59   #1226
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Did your VW come with the adaptive cruise control/breaking in the front grill?

Our GSW has that same sensor in the front because it came with the driver assistance package. It's just for front collision warning, I wish it was for adaptive cruise control.
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Old October 2nd, 2018, 22:54   #1227
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Our GSW has that same sensor in the front because it came with the driver assistance package. It's just for front collision warning, I wish it was for adaptive cruise control.
I bought a steering wheel (for the shift paddles - we didn't get those in Canada), and it had ACC buttons instead of standard cruise control. I thought that maybe I could re-code things with VCDS to enable ACC given that I had that front sensor in the bumper...but no go. Ross-Tech forums seemed to indicate there was no way / no how.
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Old October 3rd, 2018, 11:36   #1228
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I bought a steering wheel (for the shift paddles - we didn't get those in Canada), and it had ACC buttons instead of standard cruise control. I thought that maybe I could re-code things with VCDS to enable ACC given that I had that front sensor in the bumper...but no go. Ross-Tech forums seemed to indicate there was no way / no how.
Was there any luck with getting the shifters to work? I was thinking of getting mine changed too.
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Old October 4th, 2018, 13:56   #1229
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A few weeks ago I dropped a tool off to get repaired and grabbed a store flyer and put it on my front seat, thinking nothing of it. Last week I moved the flyer,and discovered that some of the ink had transferred to my seat( this after a few 90 degree days also)-red, blue and black colors. I looked in owners manual to see what can be used on leatherette- only recommends water and mild detergent. I tried that, but no success. Next I tried some Armor All leather protectant(cleaner and conditioner)- took a little bit off, but the ink was still there. My last resort, I decided to try some WD-40 on a rag to try and get it removed. It worked!!! I tried the smallest spot first to make sure it didn't itself stain the leatherette-after I rubbed it on the mark and it disappeared without leaving a mark, I went ahead and used it on the remaining ink marks. I then followed that by using the armor all, good as new again. Disclaimer time- use at your own risk! This was used on 2015 leatherette seats, don't know how it would turn out on older or newer seats, or what other types of coverings, if the WD-40 would leave a stain on your seat or surface, I don't know. Just figured I'd post this in case anyone else that has a stubborn stain they wanted to try a last resort attempt on....
Good to know. On a similar note (just for regular cleaning, maybe not your ink issue) a magic eraser works wonders. Plus, hearing your anecdote makes me love my "pleather" even more. Durable, easy to clean and I swear it feels more real than the "real leather" some car manufacturer's put in their cars.
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I moved the lawnmower. Apparently not far enough.

It's a good whack. Couldn't I just clean it good and seal it to prevent rust in the meantime?

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