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Old 24-09-2008, 11:22 AM   #11
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How can you tell if it's original ?
Its oily, dirty, rusty and it fits correctly.

If its really early it might have bullet holes in it
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on the cylinder head tins youl find a vw logo stamped into it and as far as im aware the other tins have aswell although ive never really looked in to much detail and its nice heavy gauge stell andprob coverd in yeras of crap . However if it has the audi badge stamped next to the vw logo its still genuine tin but vw mexico/brazil stuff.

Just put a wanted in the wanted section and keep an eye on the for sale section or maybe contact megabug 02083177333 it does come up and is worth it as ive seen soem terrible fitting repro tinware.

oh and if a certain user name with initials D&Y pops up stay away
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Its oily, dirty, rusty and it fits correctly.

If its really early it might have bullet holes in it
funny we both said that
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I sprayed mine with normal car rattle cans with good results, there's very little of the tin that hot enough to burn the paint

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Yup, Halfords Satin Black Paint over red primer and it's still on there.

Not sure if the original paint VW used was high temp stuff?
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Not sure if the original paint VW used was high temp stuff?
I dont think so since it comes off with a heat gun same as rattle can paint when you strip the original tins.
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oh and if a certain user name with initials D&Y pops up stay away
You had some bad deals with this user too?

I bought heritage tins to go under the heads and they needed so much cutting and reshaping thet i would have bee better off keeping the ones that i had made and run for a year.

I painted the original ones on my bay with rustoleum and put them in the oven to bake. Now they look good and no flakes at all.
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i just used hammerite on my og tins 8hrs solid later no signs of flaking
Same here, never had a problem. It doesn't need to stand extreme temps as it shouldn't get silly hot

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I've just had a quote for 60 to sandblast and powdercoat my old tins so think that will be the way to go.
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Have to be careful sandlasting tins. They are quite thin and can be distorted / bent rather easily.
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