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Re: 1990 V8Q front floor carpet???

At 10:25 AM 4/24/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Hairy green toads from Mars made Chris King say:
>> I too have this same dilemma with my V8.  I tried ordering a set of floor
>> mats from the dealer, but they did not fit properly, the platinum color did
>> not match at all, and the little "anchors" that hold them in place were too
>> small to fit those orange screws in the floor.  According to my dealer parts
>> guy, VW-Audi has changed their floormat source, so some of them are messed
>> up.  When I ordered mats for my 5kCST, the size and color was perfect, but
>> the anchors again did not fit.  I had to have them machine the orange screws
>> down a little bit.  Not only that, but they came out in a brushed
>> aluminum-like color, which looks way cooler than that nasty orange (why did
>> they choose that color?)
>I have this same problem with my '89 100Q's new mats. They don't fit over
>those stupid day-glow orange posts. How did you grind them down? I was
>just going to unscrew them, maybe get something from the H/W store....

I didn't grind them down myself, they did it for me at the dealer.  I don't
know what they used, but the screws came out perfectly smooth and round.
And since some of the paint came off in the process, I soaked them in paint
remover and took the rest off.  Now they are a brushed-aluminum color...very
cool looking against the black mats...

I'll see if I can find out from the guy at the dealer what he used.  Best
part of all, it didn't cost me a cent (unheard of for an Audi dealer, eh?  ;)

 Chris King           ===================================================
 cking@txdirect.net    '94 Corrado SLC        (Sherry Red/Beige Leather)
 San Antonio, TX       '90 V8 Quattro           (Black/Platinum Leather)