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It’s literally just a small waterproof tarpaulin mate….nothing special or particularly interesting, but it does help keep a little rain off.
You can buy proper covers, but they don’t look well designed and in addition have metal hooks that I think would scratch the paint.

As for the handles, I purposely went for red as I have red accents throughout the van. Stitching, calipers etc.


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The engine bay mods have started. It’s not much, but it’s a start. Image

£20 for the 2 off eBlag. Chinese knock offs at their best! I had to split both to get the logos sitting level when in the locked position, but it took a few seconds with a Stanley blade. Image


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Starting to look like an Audi R8 engine bay 😉
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Cheers Sean. I thought it was about time I made a start on it. It’s never going to have a big beast in it like yours though.
It’ll give me a chance to have a go at spraying some bits too as I’m going to do my engine cover similar to how you did yours.


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You mean like this oneImage I couldn't resist Image

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You’re a cruel man Andy

But yeah, something like that


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I'm sorry had to be done 🤣🤣
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It did mate. The best man won


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At the least you can say you done it yourself
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@handyandy
I did do it myself then sold it🤣
It still looks clean as the day I finish it
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@sean I know you did it i meant Pete could say he done his himself yours still looks exactly the same I haven't touched it yet 🤣🤣
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You did a neat job Sean, especially around the vw badge and letters How did you manage it? Does it come off of did you mask it up?


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I used touch up paint. You get a little brush with them you need a very steady hand and a lot of patience
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Ahh ok mate. Thanks for the tip


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@ Swanny - any pics 8)
how do you affix yours ?
I was thinking something like magnets with some kind of fabric covering to avoid paint damage
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