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posted on January 4th, 2004 at 09:50 PM


Ill second that ,You just cant get enough of transformation pics ,And the colour surprise is working on me .Cheers



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posted on January 5th, 2004 at 08:15 PM


He He. I always like to keep a colour secret until late as possible. It stops people from forming a pre-conceived view of the finished product. :D



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posted on January 6th, 2004 at 11:12 AM


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posted on January 10th, 2004 at 11:49 AM


Halfway through painting the Beetle.

All the panels are done, just the body to go.

I will post more pics once assy is complete so as to not give away the colour!

It's boring, nothing bizzare or anything :D




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posted on January 10th, 2004 at 04:51 PM


It's all done.

As I said before I will post more pics when it is assembled.

Give me at least a week, as I will be doing it after work hours.

Catcha on the flip side.

Zooooooooooooooooooooooom. :D




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posted on January 10th, 2004 at 06:23 PM


Man, I'm looking forward to the pics!

The speed of a professional doing stuff is incredible! :)

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posted on January 11th, 2004 at 03:00 PM


The thing that makes the whole job quicker is the access to a workshop and equipment. I could not do this sort of job this good or quick at home. :D



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posted on April 20th, 2004 at 08:22 PM


ahhh ...part 2......"The Crash"



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posted on April 20th, 2004 at 08:58 PM


yeah no pics, must of happened in the great forum crash of 04



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posted on April 20th, 2004 at 09:07 PM


no no i mean an actual crash.....helbus' wife crashed the beetle that got resprayed



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posted on April 20th, 2004 at 10:54 PM


What happened to all those pics ! :( carn't see anything now !!



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posted on April 20th, 2004 at 11:40 PM


I have all the pics on file in order still, so I will put them all back up maybe on the weekend.

The I will have to start writing "Respray Beetle part III - Repairing a crash"

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posted on May 9th, 2004 at 09:33 PM


The pics are back. I had to re up-load them all one by one. Phew!



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posted on January 28th, 2006 at 11:17 AM



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no no i mean an actual crash.....helbus' wife crashed the beetle that got resprayed


Common guys ease up Not Fleur's fault, unfortunately it is part of life. that when you get a nice car the police will take more interest in your car than a rust bucket, and if an accident will occur they will choose to hit your nice machine than a bus shelter. fact of Murphy..... Things will comme about that we dislike sometimes, does not mean that they are deliberate.

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posted on January 28th, 2006 at 03:31 PM



Fleurs only fault was being on the correct side of the road when a Corolla decided to be on the wrong side of the road. Dunno if everyone knew that.



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posted on January 31st, 2006 at 08:59 PM
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Hey Peter looks like you know your spray jobs pretty well. Do you know of anywhere I can get my 72' Superbug sprayed for a good price??
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posted on January 31st, 2006 at 09:34 PM



Helbus,

I thought that was made very clear in the thread about the accident, that it was in no way Fleurs fault.

And anyone who suggests differently should recheck the rule books about which side is the 'right' side for cars to travel on...in case they cause the next accident by not doing so.

So technically, Fleur didnt crash the beetle, as much as she tried stopping someone else crashing into it. Pity she wasnt able to get the poor darling out of the way sooner.

But, at least Fleur is ok, and thats what matters most.




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posted on January 31st, 2006 at 09:38 PM



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Hey Peter looks like you know your spray jobs pretty well. Do you know of anywhere I can get my 72' Superbug sprayed for a good price??

it depends on where you are and how much work prep work you are prepared to do. i paid $2500 for a complete respray and that was with me doing all the prep work. this was on the mid north coast




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posted on January 31st, 2006 at 10:08 PM



Definitley expect to pay at least $2000 for something of quality. More for panel beating/ rust work required. Also factor in new rubbers and other bits you will probably have to get done at the same time.



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posted on January 8th, 2007 at 04:09 PM



Great thread, Thanks for giving everyone information....

One thing tho, Ive worked in about 15 panel shops as a spray painter and if I was to use a roller to prime/hifill a panel Im sure I would be shot.. Repeatedly....

Probably not the best way if you want a decent finish...




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posted on January 8th, 2007 at 04:25 PM



I beg to differ on that one.

I have been involved in the vehicle crash repair and restoration industry for a long time, and the roll prime system is with the times. Imagine if all crash cars were repaired with only a damage dozer, oxy welder and acrylic lacquer.

Noooo we use laser guided three axis measuring systems, electronic resistance spot welders and two part component urethane refinishes. We even use computers to do quotes.

Restoration is different though. The oxy welder and acrylic lacquer has it's place still. Although 500-700 hours labour is a lot to pay for, but if the customer is willing and wants it?




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posted on July 5th, 2007 at 09:33 PM



Ive been a painter for 15 years doing resto but mostly insurance work and I have used rolll on primer (ppg) and know it does take skill to apply but does work very well for smaller repairs. I have found that it does not work so well with cheaper primers , so I agree with campayo if you use the correct method of application and products this will save a shit load of time money and again works sell.
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posted on July 18th, 2008 at 01:21 PM
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I have also worked in the panel industry for a long time(over 15 yrs) and done many major restos, i laughed my head off when i saw the roller putting primer on!The best way is the old fashoined way and may i also add normal bog should not be put over paint, only special 2 pac bog in small doses should, no offence intended.



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posted on August 15th, 2008 at 09:52 PM



I really apprciate being able to see a work in progress, I have brought my first beetle and am attempting to paint myself without any experience!! just to save a bit of cash.
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posted on November 29th, 2008 at 12:06 PM



gday. me and the missus are about to do the same thing you guys went through just wondering what your view on accrylic verse enamel top coat was.



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