[urq] authenticity of door rings

Louis-Alain Richard larichard at plguide.com
Fri Sep 19 11:47:45 PDT 2008

On my car, the rings are located exactly 93mm from the front edge and 35mm from the bottom. Looks like they are OEMs, or someone took great care duplicating them.


-----Message d'origine-----
De : W. Bean [mailto:theringmeister at triad.rr.com] 
Envoyé : 19 septembre 2008 14:40
À : Louis-Alain Richard
Cc : urq at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
Objet : RE: [urq] authenticity of door rings

mine have a tab that sticks out about 4-5 inches, maybe more,  from the end of the rings (in other words the backing paper is not cut in a rectangle just around the rings) that possibly could be used to line up at the leading edge of the door.... I guess I need to look at more pics to get a better idea.  


---- Louis-Alain Richard <larichard at plguide.com> wrote: 
> Never seen the OEMs, but they are supposed to have positioning marks for
> alignment with the edges of the door. So I imagine the backing paper and the
> thin plastic foil would be much larger that the rings themselves.
> Louis-Alain
> -----Message d'origine-----
> I have a set of door rings (black) I bought years ago in anticipation of
> purchasing a project ur-q that I never got (the owner died suddenly and the
> family moved the car to MA from NC) (anybody know it ;...gobi/chocolate +/-
> 90K miles near Weymouth?).  I came across them this morning and started to
> wonder if they're authentic or copies.  I could not find much in the way of
> markings but I noticed little stickers that have "111999 03 " on them and
> they came with a blue plastic applicator and I know they're printed on 3M
> decal paper.
> They are the dot-fade and look real enough, but I'm no expert on how to tell
> if they are originals or a very good copy.
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks
> --
> Wylie Bean

Wylie Bean
TheRingmeister at triad.rr.com
90 cq
91 90q20v sport
92 UrS4
08 Q7 3.6

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