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Old 13th March 2018, 02:22 PM
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A8parts have another set listed, and Febi apparently do a replacement in the polished finish, part number 31678.
Ha! Good one MJ. I spent ages looking around for a replacement, and with that info, there are tons. Maybe I didn't look hard enough after all.
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Old 13th March 2018, 03:13 PM
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Brilliant. Thanks for the part number MJ
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Old 24th March 2018, 03:02 AM
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Late model Corvette's (2008-2013) used chrome struts.
Should check if they're the same dimensions...

Or, use these and trim if necessary:
2005-2013-Corvette-Chrome-Cylinder-Covers
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Old 19th August 2018, 08:51 AM
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I was gonna buy these chrome struts so thought I would take off the old ones just to check sizing.
Then had a root around in shed and saw I had some Ďchrome paintí so started to rub them down for prep.
Then, as the black paint was coming off revealing Ďcleaní metal under I decided just to keep on going with my drill attached sander.
Then with drill attached polish disc got this result.
All in all took about an hour and a half and cost pretty much nothing!!
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Old 19th August 2018, 09:31 AM
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Thatís a really good job youíve done there.

I recently replaced the whole strut like Sean on both sides but iíd Be more than happy with your results. Good effort!
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Old 19th August 2018, 09:32 AM
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I take it the strut tubes are Aluminium then?
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Old 19th August 2018, 10:25 AM
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Excellent result Mike and I have been wondering how this would work with the bonnet struts in mind. Did you lacquer them afterwards?
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Old 19th August 2018, 12:28 PM
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Donít think they are aluminium because the black paint had started to show signs of rust.
The polishing kit I have I bought at the new classic car show last year from these guys

http://www.steindl-tools.com/index.php/language/en


Itís very good. I have used it to polish all sorts of metal.

I havenít lacquered them yet but probably will do. They are dead simple to take on and off.

Cannot see why would not also work on bonnet struts . Will probably give them a go next week...
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- e9 csl 1972, owned 6 years but before was stored in a barn for 5 years and now looking to get it going again - possibly at risk of divorce ! Stripped and ready for paint as at aug 18

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Old 19th August 2018, 01:00 PM
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'Brilliant' job. I think I kept my old ones, so will have to give that a try sometime, and if I can produce the same result, will try the bonnet ones as well. Like yours, mine were showing signs of rusting.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:L--- Suzuka Grey, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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Old 22nd August 2018, 12:25 PM
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How's. This the first strip done now for the rest
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