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Post by pinoyxpryde on January 25th 2008, 10:31 am

New guy here posting up my current progress on my VW. Here's what it looked like before. The paint is ALOT worse than it looks, the original color was blue and dents were fixed just by throwing on bondo without sanding it down and prepping the surface so you could see the body work through the paint.





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Post by pinoyxpryde on January 25th 2008, 10:33 am

Heres pics of the second coat one hour after I did them yesterday. I put the first coat on back in November but I had to take a trip to Japan for 2 months so it has sat since yesterday when I put this coat on. Needless to say the lower humidity of winter makes the paint go on ALOT better. There are some areas where I would'nt even mind not wetsanding and leaving it just as is with how well it came out. First wetsanding to come today if it hasnt iced outside to bad.


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Post by mazdawg78 on January 25th 2008, 12:07 pm

that is gonna be sick. buy some smoked tails and quad round headlights and you'll be good to go. or you can just sell that car to me lol

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Post by pinoyxpryde on January 25th 2008, 12:43 pm

lol i like the westy setup. i was thinking of slammin it and painting the wheels gloss white
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Post by pinoyxpryde on January 25th 2008, 6:21 pm

picture outside, for more light. this is after 2nd coat before wetsanding
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Post by Roadking41a on January 25th 2008, 7:01 pm

Looking Good so far
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Post by megaglow_z on January 26th 2008, 4:52 pm

Ahhh this is what i was needing to see Smile
post lots of pics man!
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Post by karlbasher on January 26th 2008, 5:22 pm

make sure your moldings on windows ect are taped not over them i did that and it looks rough under my window moldings i guess thats my fault though lol
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Post by Matt on January 26th 2008, 6:33 pm

Ahhhh I love those cars man. Are you going with gloss black or flat black?

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Post by pinoyxpryde on January 26th 2008, 10:40 pm

Matt wrote:Ahhhh I love those cars man. Are you going with gloss black or flat black?

says semi-gloss on one of the pics up there cheers
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Post by Matt on January 27th 2008, 1:14 am

Oh duh duh It's gonna be sweet man. Is it a 1.8 litre?

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Post by Bocephus on January 27th 2008, 4:28 am

love the pics....I can't wait for mine. Smile Good luck. updates please! or when you can...
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Post by badbyrdkoncepts on January 27th 2008, 9:39 am

looking good bro !!!1
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Post by mazdawg78 on January 27th 2008, 1:39 pm

stretch them fender lips, put some 15x9's under there and gloss the bottom and satin the top from the belt line up. would be sick.

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Post by Matt on January 27th 2008, 3:35 pm

What makes these cars hang so well? My buddy had one just like this but it was a 4 door and it handled like it was on rails. drive

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Post by Stormin' Norman on January 27th 2008, 8:26 pm

Matt wrote:What makes these cars hang so well? My buddy had one just like this but it was a 4 door and it handled like it was on rails. drive

I had an '88 Cabriolet. The most fun car I've ever driven! I've had some hot cars (Hemi-powered '65 Monaco convert, couple Rivs, a 64.5 Mustang HT, a '56 Porsche 356B, and '66 Corvair Turbo Corsa) Nothing like that Cabriolet! Built to drive like you mean it! Twisted Evil I could do donuts in a single lane and keep my speed. Used to freak out folks coming up behind me. I'm tame now.
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Post by Matt on January 29th 2008, 2:10 pm

I would love to have a golf as a daily driver. Just so quick and nimble.

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Post by pinoyxpryde on January 30th 2008, 4:26 pm

So yesterday the 3rd coat finnaly went on after a wetsand with 400 grit sandpaper. For some reason the paint did not want to thin AT ALL, I ran out of paint trying to thicken it then I spent almost 2 1/2 hours rolling it on cause it was just so bad. Here's how it came out the day afterwards. If you look on the top left at the hatch you can see how bad it went.



So today I bought a whole new quart of paint and thickened it exactly how I wanted it and it went on pretty well. Heres the passenger side 10 minutes after the paint went on.



Here's the front of the car 10 minutes after putting the front end paint on (last part of the car I painted) I know you like my new mean front end Laughing



After taking that pic I walked to the driver's side and I was literally stupified at what the driver's fender looked like an hour after I painted it (takes about 1 1/2 hour for me to do the whole car) Needless to say this 4th coat came out like magic.

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Post by pinoyxpryde on January 31st 2008, 12:39 pm

quick walkaround after i brought the car out this morning after the fourth coat yesterday. since it came out so smooth im gonna go ahead and skip 600 and go straight to 800

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Post by Matt on February 1st 2008, 2:20 pm

Looks good man. Nothing sets off a satin or semi-gloss paintjob then a uniform finish. You see some flat black and primer paintjobs that look really bad because of blotches but your car came out really well. Nice and slick. Good job.

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Post by mazdawg78 on February 2nd 2008, 2:03 pm

looks friggin awesome. but is that 2 dents on the passenger sidebelow the windows?

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Post by JMJ Rick on February 2nd 2008, 3:50 pm

One nice thing about this process, you have a not so good coat go on it isn't the end of the world, sand if needed then remix and do it again. That last coat looks wonderful! Can't wait to see it all put back together and on the road.
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Post by pinoyxpryde on February 2nd 2008, 6:21 pm

mazdawg78 wrote:looks friggin awesome. but is that 2 dents on the passenger sidebelow the windows?

yah theres some on the door as well, the last owner did a gawd awful job of repairing them and I did the best I could without the use of actual body tools, being someone with actual body shop experience I wasnt gonna slap on bondo till it was level, they were alot worse before though
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Post by Matt on February 4th 2008, 12:48 pm

At least with this method of painting, when you do decide to change out doors or fix the panels you don't have to worry about finding and matching the right paint. Just about every hardware store carries our "touch up" paint Laughing

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Post by mazdawg78 on February 8th 2008, 3:32 pm

ok hows this comin along? i got the perfect idea. go get you one of those refillable sprayers. like you fill up with an airtank. thin the paint real well. and in very light layers mist over your tails. will match and let red light through.

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