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Just bought an '07 Candy White GTI this past Wednesday night. LOVING it so far! ...can't believe I've never owned a VW before now! Just wanted to say HI. I'm sure I'll many noob questions, but I'll do a little reading before posting them.

-daniel
 

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FASTTKD said:
Hey, I just got a 07 CW GTI also, love it.

Have you pushed the button yet?
...pushed the button??? Congrats your GTI...its a fun feeling eh? I just got my windows tinted, diamond gloss on the paint, undercoating & Sound barrier on the bottom and upholstry protection for the inside, today.
 

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Yeah, I got 32%, but it is slightly reflective too. I actually wouldn't mind it a little darker, but it still looks good. The diamond gloss is just a protective barrier. Bugs and stuff just wipes right off. Stuff doesn't stick to it and you supposedly never have to wax it for a minimum of 24 months. It looks good too. Here's a link: http://ziebart.com/prodServicesMain.htm
 

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Wow! The diamond gloss sounds cool. I might consider geting it put on. I also wish that I could of tinted my windows a little bit darker. However any thing darker than 30% is illegal. What kind of interior would you happen to have in your GTI?
 

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I got a deal because I got all of those items together. I think the Diamond Gloss by itself is around $299. The diamond gloss, complete interior protection, sound barrier undercoating and reflective window tint totalled $715.
 

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FASTTKD, where did you get your windows done? Was it a film on the inside? There are lots of small bubbles in mine and Ziebart tells me that its normal. They say the bubbles will be gone in 30 days or less because the film needs time to cure. Not that I don't trust them, but it makes me a little nervous. Do you have the bubbles too? Can others confirm that the bubbles will in fact disappear in 30 days? :-\
 

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Nice ride DGM!
I got my tint done at a custom car audio shop. I had air bubbles too, but they went away in about two weeks. My tint also had a haze for a couple of days. The warrenty that came with my tint said that if the haze or bubbles didn't go away that they would fix it without charge.
 

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Thanks! My warranty says the same thing, but it still makes me nervous. I feel a little better tonight as there are fewer bubbles than this morning. Does the film just shrink over time to allow the bubbles to disappear?
 

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Yeah, I believe you're right about the film shrinking over time. What other custom mods do you plan to do in the future? ???
 

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...not really sure yet. I'm in my car A LOT and I can't take any real chances with the warranty. My job requires a lot of traveling. I'd like to at least do an intake and maybe a BOV, maybe not. I've done exhaust and intake on my last 3 vehicles. With spending so much time on the highway though, I'm not sure I want to mess with the exhaust too much, but I would love to let her breath a little easier and hear the turbo sing a little more. I'd like to do some interior stuff, like add some storage under the seats and I'm in the process of figuring out what I want to do with the stereo. Other than that... I don't know. We'll see what catches my attention! How about you? ...modification plans for yours?
 

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just to let you know if you get a good CAI like the neuspeed one you will hear the stock BOV go off... just to let you know so you dont go out and buy them both at once.
 

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GTfly said:
just to let you know if you get a good CAI like the neuspeed one you will hear the stock BOV go off... just to let you know so you dont go out and buy them both at once.
Thanks man. I've heard this from one other guy too. The only thing I don't like about the neuspeed CAI is that the cover has to remain off. I'm not particularly attached to the cover or anything, but I do like the 'clean' packaged look of hiding wires, belts and hoses on these little engines.
 

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dgm said:
GTfly said:
just to let you know if you get a good CAI like the neuspeed one you will hear the stock BOV go off... just to let you know so you dont go out and buy them both at once.
Thanks man. I've heard this from one other guy too. The only thing I don't like about the neuspeed CAI is that the cover has to remain off. I'm not particularly attached to the cover or anything, but I do like the 'clean' packaged look of hiding wires, belts and hoses on these little engines.
you can actually cut the engine cover to go around the CAI. most tuner shops will do it for you. i donno how much it would be but im sure it would not be too bad. it looks nice also.
 

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DGM; I can't believe what a difference the contrast of the tinted windows makes on the look of the car. that looks great! ;)
 
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