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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Morning All, Got a bug that's getting rebuilt at the moment after 28 years in a lean-to at the side of a garage. Surface of the body is heavily rusted but only rotten in a couple of areas that have now been replaced. We want to keep the rest of it as original as possible and plan to smooth the...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hey dudes, Living next to the sea (50 meters away) I know I'm lucky but the bug is not so keen on the sea air and although most of the paintwork is pretty good I've got rust bubbles popping up all over the shop :eek: The panels all seem pretty solid and I don't have the cash for a full...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Sooo, in taking out the shift rod, a PO repair showed itself with paint flaking off like a leprosy disco! Have removed all the loose paint/filler and sanded back as much as I dare. I know nothing about paintwork is this a doable home fix with antirust primer, filler, and paint brush or is this...
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    Any advice on what compount to use on faded/almost milky appearance of my beetle wings...I have used T-cut "sparingly", and obviously polish..any more advice, rather than respray or re/lacquer.
  5. Frost Auto Restoration Techniques
    Hi everyone, We are new to the forum so just want to quickly introduce ourself. Frost Auto Restoration Techniques (Frost Auto) specialises in High Quality Tools and Equipment for Automotive Restoration. We are a unique business where you can find everything you need for your Classic or...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys, Im after something to protect the body work on my van. Its a patina type style at the moment, I have thinking about getting a paint job but in the meant time I want to protect it from the elements, rust etc. Any ideas? Ankor Wax has been suggested to me....
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    can anyone recommend something to protect the matt finish on my bug pick-up? everytime it rains its left with water marks and every handprint shows. Its 2 pack paint which was a satin finish out of the can which I flatted back. I've tried a product from the states but they obviously dont expect...
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    I am not a expert on beetles and paint. I got a 61 bug which is Gulf Blue. I would like to know how much does it cost to repaint the car. I am not planning to strip out everything. I might leave it to some specialist to do it. Please give me some Recommendations. CHEERS..
  9. Chat/Discussion
    Not sure if this should go in Mech Tech. But anyway, could you guys help me? I need to get some paint mixed to match the Bahama Blue paint on my '66, so somewhere that can scan a paint sample, piece of bodywork etc and get it to match... does anyone know where I could get it from; any...
  10. Chat/Discussion
    OK, so if you don't have access to a garage, what are your best options for keeping/protecting an old VW outside? Is simply regular washing/waxing the way to go, or are you better off going for a decent quality breathable cover?
  11. Business Recommendations
    Hi, I'm looking for someone to respray my bay window bus within next 3 months. Anything considered from a paint shop to an individual with a garage/shed. Just as long as they come recommended. I'm able to do all of the prepping and masking myself if necessary. Would need to see photos of...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I've recently started a resto of a 65 bus (this is my first one). I've cut a few bits off and I'm quite a way off welding any new bits on, but I'm a bit confused about what primers to use. From what I can tell, different types anf their benefits include: Etch primer (good adhesion), Zinc...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Need a rear wing repainted on bug mainly top bit and to fix overspray, as made a right mess of a DIY job to fix rust, rather than black it is dull as hell! :lol: and messy I would rather not take the wing off the car, does anyone know any specialist VW garages that can help me out? Just needs a...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Got beetle front blade bumper in shed, previous owner painted it, with what looks like red enamel and then grey paint...I want to remove this and see chrome underneath..tried all sorts, even oven cleaner but nothing is shifting it as fast as I want it to..anyone suggest something more hardcore...
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I need some help/ advice as my '66 has been repaired in some areas and want to do paint back to original colour in those areas... See pics: The dark blue areas is primer. ... So basically I want to paint these areas (in Cellulose), and also the channels inside and the front valance and wheel...
  16. Business Recommendations
    Hi Guys, I'm in the process of cleaning etch primer off my floorpan before sending it to be painted shortly. Originally I had planned on keeping it smooth gloss black underneath, is this feasible or is it going to immediately chip away? I don't really want to use stone chip as I'd like to...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I am replacing the front panel of my split and am confused about when/what to apply for rust prevention. Is it better to apply a weld-through primer first and then weld on the panels? Or is it better to weld on then apply the primer? Surely with the first there is the posibility of...
  18. Chat/Discussion
    I remember seeing a website that let you select your type of VW, then show it in various colour combinations. Can anyone help me find it again?
  19. Chat/Discussion
    Hi all, Am quite new here, but am loving the vibe and amount of cool rides on here. I got a Mk3 Golf a few months ago, and like all my cars I have strived to get it clean and keep it clean. I got a rebate a little while ago and decided to have it 'professionally' mopped....Well, the guy...
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all Just wondering what tools I would need and what I would need to do to remove Layers of paint on my bug I have drips of something ( unknown) on bonnet of car. So just wondering what I can use to try to rub it out. I have a rat look beetle so any suggestions on how to do it and what to...
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