[ba] Restoring/updating advice

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Sun Feb 24 13:52:03 EST 2002

audion writes:
> A) user applied sound deadening. A paint type material that I could apply
> under the car (and maybe under the interior carpeting) that would help damp
> road noise. I don't know if there is such a product. When I was in audio
> there was a paint (albeit expensive) called Nextel that damped acoustic
> energy and was applied to the front of loudspeakers.

I don't know about a paint, but there are gooey sound deadening sheets
that you could affix to body panels below carpet/door panels etc.,
and are available from car audio shops.

> B) are there any techniques for blacking out the bumpers on the early 80's
> Audis? There is some UV damage on the silver portions of the bumpers on my
> Coupe and it looks like getting a decent look is going to be a pain so I'd
> be interested in applying a black finish to the entire bumper. Anything out
> there that anyone can point me towards?

One way that some reported with success with on the qlist is
good 'ol black shoe polish.

> C) brake pads. In bikes there are big differences between makers/compounds.
> Same in "consumer grade" car pads? I'm just looking for better breaking if
> it's available, not to go rallying.

Yes, for street use, I recommend Mintex red box.  You can order them via
New Dimensions locally, or via phone/web from other sources.

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84 5000S 2.1 turbo
80 4000 2.0
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