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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
    Hi Does anybody have any suggestions as to the best way to clean up the rear air intakes on a late bay. Here's a pic. My garage suggested painting with kurust using a long handled brush and spraying from outside. I can't think of a better suggestions but maybe somebody has done this before and...
  4. 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?
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi I want to move the brake fluid reservoir so I can treat some rusted on the mounting bracket hows the best way of doing this with brake fluid on the paint or air into the system, It's a 1200 mexibug thanks martin
  6. Chat/Discussion
    Hi, I have loads of rusty odds and sods which I am planning on derusting and whilst I am at uni I can also derust parts from my bug. I am planning on using the molasses way. 10 parts water to 1 part molasses, the trouble is I need to completely submerge the parts and to do this I need a big...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    while I was fixing my heating I found this what the best way of dealing with this without cutting it out ? also I found a few patch of what I think is rust under some underseal the underseal was done by the last owner.will the underseal stop rust form get any worst any advice would be...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I was tinkering around today with my 1972 Baja beetle and I noticed the passenger door was hanging a bit low, on firther investigation I noticed that there was alot of play in it. Turns out that theres a skrew missing on the bracket and the others were loose. Seems simple enough to fix... so I...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, Can anyone recommend where I can get my '72 bay rust-proofed. Was looking at Rust Less Ltd near Stoke, but they seem to have gone to the wall. The treatment they were offering was described as: "Hot pressure cleaning the underside of the vehicle to remove as much rust as we can. Then...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My Nevada bus is not enjoying this weather :( He's relatively lucky that he get's a garage but he has to come out sometimes. Waxoyling the chassis and cavities are on the list What's currently worrying me is the tell tale orange hairline cracks along the seams and underneath the gutter, and...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi All I am renovating a 1303. (1303 super beetle project, readers rides) All around the front bonnet seal area there is rust, some holes straight through. Already bought a new seal, but wondering if anyone does a repair piece for these, without having to buy a full wing. How have others...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi everyone i need some more advice :rolleyes: i have rust on my push rod tubes rocker covers and exhaust what the best way of removing the rust and the best way of stoping it coming back many thanks
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi there, Bit of an odd question, I really hope one of you can help me as I've been asking around and asking google, but i cant find what to do about it.. She was resprayed in '08, pretty poorly but still. Recently hundreds of tiny of rust spots have developed across the front end of the car...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, My bug will be kept outside all its life, and will be driven in every weather condition, snow, ice, salty roads etc. and i really want to prevent the underarches from rusting, my car is solid and has all original vw metal underneath and i want to keep it that way. Currently my arches...
  15. Chat/Discussion
    I am restoring my beetle(body off resto) and would like to remove the paint in the engine bay, bonnet area and under the car. I was wondering how do people get around doing this? I thought of using a mobile soda blaster but is way out of my budget could rent a sand blaster? How do the people of...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I've had this Beetle since I was 15 and just can't bring myself to part with it. Its been stood for 9 years now and it is starting to look like quite a job to get it back on the road. I've done some exploring with the grinder to see the extent of the rust. I remain quite optimistic but all my...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    alright, I managed to get some original german heat exchangers for my 2l type4 engine. the guy who restored them, sadly powder coated them in the typical grey...we all know this wont last very long:( I have seen the other threads and Zinc dipping is a nice Idea but Iam a bit scared about...
  18. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Ok i have two of the panels listed in the title. Were going to be used on a project but no longer needed. Bought for £37.75 each off of vw heritage. Im wanting £20 each for them as they are pretty much out the packet. Picture below. PM, email: sailorandy1993 AT hotmail.c.uk or call 07517612796...
  19. Chat/Discussion
    Hopefully i wont just get a 'don't buy one' response... Anyway, i've been offered the chance to buy one at an ok price but it's in the US of A so i can't really go any look it over :rolleyes: I've got a few photo's of the car showing the rust along the sills (these get hiden anyway)and the...
  20. Chat/Discussion
    But its not as good as the RHD CKD '53 Oval... :p Just collected this barn Find stick shift beetle... Its been standing a while.. :o
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