cleaning old adhesive from trunk ring logo (+ramble)
i2k at xmission.com
Mon Jan 9 03:44:56 EST 2006
I've used the 3M adhesive remover Bob mentions, and it works as
advertised. I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit that I used it to (easily
and cleanly) get the big-ass decal Audi rings off the doors of my
former ur-Q in a effort to be a bit stealthier. (Incinerate away; I can
One of the reasons I like my 91 200q is the clean lack of badges, as in
"We don't need no steeking badges."
I so far gone as to think that when I finally replace "Ahab's nemesis"
(and sometimes mine) I'll de-badge whatever Audi takes its place-
although I do think I'll leave the chrome rings on the rear. Not sure I
could bear to remove the old-stye ur S4/S6 S badges, but chances are
that when I make the leap it will be to newer tech- I'm still drawn to
the 2.7 A6 6 speed, and the idea of an S8 appeals also. And if I did
get a newer S-car, (say if a V8 S4 became affordable and I decided I
could live with the leprechaun back seat I'd have no qualms about
3m-ing those new-fangled butt-ugly what subtlety? look-at-me S badges
right off! Although Charlie's now got me thinking about a totally
stealth trunklid on the next ride . . .
OK, go ahead and disparage me for my philistine disregard for
originality and lack of taste.
But please, please- tell me where I can find some ur-S4 wheels for this
car- I'd even consider trading the mint ur-S6 wheels I use during the
summer (that look as if they were designed for the damn thing- they
And while I'm rambling, no one responded to my earlier query regarding
the amusing original "max speed 130mph" warning sticker on the Zebrano
wood to the right of the ignition switch- despite my penchant for clean
look, I've left it out of my perverse sense of
OK, internal dialogue ramble over. Best '06 to all
Turned 120k! (the car, not me- although my back feels like 120k.
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