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  1. The article is about a potential model above the 'ordinary' R; to be called the R-Plus. They heard the R will get 320ish, the R=Plus 390 ish. Only time will tell of course......
  2. The article was about an 'R-Plus' - this being a model that would be offered in addition to the ordinary R; as a competitor to the Merc A-whattsitsnumber. I've binned the mag, but I think they had heard the R would be 320 ish, and the R-Plus 390 ish.
  3. Yep I have it, and will never order a car without it again if I can help it. Now, if they could just provide it as a reasonably priced option on side windows too.....
  4. Part number on the boxes mine came in is: 5G0.071.498.A.AX1 which are gloss black. Silver is available too (but apparantly it's a different/brighter silver than the 19 Silver ones for some reason). As others have confirmed; available from VW dealers; mine came from Barnetts VW in Scotland, via eBAY shop they have. With guarantee and TUV paperwork etc. Faultless sale etc.....(no, I'm not on commision. Just loving how they look on my Atlantic GTI PP. )
  5. Genuine 18inch x 7.5j Prets are available, in black or silver, for 1100 ish. I've bought some and they came from a VW dealer with the 2 yr accessories warranty etc.
  6. They look great to me, (but I reserve the right to add spacers maybe, one day). Mine are genuine VW ones, so not worried about them being replicas etc.....(although I suspect many reps ome out of same factory?).
  7. I have this exact combo of wheel and colour on my GTI. I'll try and get a pic up.
  8. Anyone know how to remove C5? I treated my new wheels to C5 coating prior to them being balanced, and the weights keep coming off. I want to remove coating from the section where new weights will go, and then once rebalanced, recoat in between them. Is there a product that will get it off? Probably a numpty mistake to coat prior to balancing.....😊
  9. I just purchased a set of genuine VW, new 18 " Prets in gloss black, and they were 1190 incl centre caps. This was via a VW dealer (Barnetts) selling them on eBAY; (they still have them available) and my buying experience through them was faultess. They come with the VW 2 yr guarantee, and TUV paperwork etc. The also have them in silver. I'm putting some winter tyres on mine, and wil mount them to my Atlantic GTI PP next weekend.
  10. i've been using Supernatural from DoDO Juice for last 5 months sinse I got my car and am very impressed with it. A little seems to go a long way.
  11. No, not yet. I'm going to put Mich CC+ tyres on as my 'winters' (mild down here) and waiting for temps to drop a bit more. C5 not arrived yet either.... This chap has vids though of his 18s on his GTI: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOQb17Kro9L-iuT91cKxsjA/videos
  12. Moi, lazy!? Some might say, but.....I'm keeping quiet😊 Thanks for all the tips folks; I'll be sure to follow some before their first fitting to the car. Currently one of them is acting as a rather attractive ornament in the lounge! 🤩
  13. Thanks Rebecca for the info. These are new straight out the boxes so the first go should be simple I think; no need for iron / decon etc. I'll check out the C2v3 then too.
  14. HI Detailing Folks, I have just treated myself to some new black 18 Pretoria wheels, and will fit them up with some CrossClimate + tyres for when the temps eventually drop. I did some reading up and sounds like sealing them before fitting to car is a good idea, so thinking of using the Gtechniq C5 stuff. If I do this, will I still need to use a clearner (I have DDJ Ferrous Bueller) or should most dirt come off easily with just a hose / shampoo etc? I noted that the Gtechniq site said not to use acid wheel clearners with the sealant - would Ferrous B be ok or not? Also, when sealed with this stuff do I need to put anything on top to ensure shiny after washing? I have a pot of Supernatural Hybrid I could dip into... As you can tell - I've never used a wheel sealant before, but want to do as much as poss to look after these black beauties. Any tips appreciated.
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