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posted on November 24th, 2004 at 05:41 PM


Hey. Wicked job on your bug. Just wondering how you go about getting enough primer and colour in through the grills under the rear window?? I am just prepping my 56 and the question came up.

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posted on November 28th, 2004 at 07:46 PM


Just try your best to get the paint in there. Lower pressure and thinner paint.



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posted on February 9th, 2006 at 03:40 PM



wot ratio of paint to thinners u use?

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posted on February 10th, 2006 at 01:37 PM



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Being two pack paint, the hardener thins the paint also. I use as per instructed for that brand of paint. PPG Deltron. 1 part hardener to two parts paint. Then add between 5% and 10% reducer (thinner)

More reducer helps the paint flow, but slightly dulls the finish and requires some polishing. Less reducer gives a glossier but slightly more peel finish.

As the solvents are released from the curing paint they reduce the gloss. Therefore more solvents equals lower gloss. This does not mean no solvents means top gloss. There are parameters to operate between. that is the 5-10% for this product.

There are many other factors also to consider. Humidity level, ambient temperature, surface area to be coated, finish required. No rules or books, just a bit of experience to top it all off.




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posted on March 16th, 2006 at 03:46 PM



the beetle looks great peter
i am doing one up know a 63
i would like to do it the same colour
if thats all right with you i am in perth
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posted on March 16th, 2006 at 09:01 PM



The burgundy colour is a Ford colour used on about 1995 Fairlane. name Bordeaux. Code is B8 (as in 'Bee' 'Eight' if that is hard to read) The white is standard 1970 Beetle white. I've forgotten the code sorry.



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posted on March 16th, 2006 at 09:03 PM



This is this Beetle now. No fault of the driver of the Beetle though.

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posted on June 7th, 2006 at 07:18 AM



those colours look great
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posted on June 7th, 2006 at 07:19 AM



hadnt seen the last pic...ouch sorry to hear it
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posted on June 25th, 2006 at 05:05 PM



she looks sweet fantastic job
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posted on July 30th, 2007 at 08:52 PM



dam good and easy to follow do a whole dvd on bug shit



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posted on February 10th, 2012 at 06:35 PM



How much did this set the owner back.approx?



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posted on February 10th, 2012 at 07:02 PM



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About 80 hours labour, so in a panel shop at $80 per hour, there was about $6400 labour. Plus materials, and you have about $9000 paintjob.




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posted on April 24th, 2012 at 06:45 PM



Hi Pete, great thread!

I am working on a 67 type 1 project. This is very useful, i am the stage where I have finished some body repairs and have painted the car with high fill primer. I dont want to paint my car myself, but want to cut down on prep time for the painter. How many coats of high fill primer would you recommend? (i am using 2k paints).

Also are there any other suggestions you could give as to prepping up to under coat stage?

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posted on June 5th, 2012 at 11:05 PM



Awesome!!! Is this your wifes beetle u r doing up, or is it another project? Goodluck peter. :tu:



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posted on July 7th, 2013 at 06:25 PM
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That is very good on the labour time, it adds up realll fast. 80 hours is good to get a whole car painted to say the least.

Two pack has made the finish a lot easier to acheive than the old acrylics. Though I am not a fan of these as they're super toxic and I don't own a booth. I suppose sooner or later I will have a go at two pack. (My paint supplier tells me once you try it you never go back.):cool:

I noticed you used that Sikaflex paint on the floor pan. I am a bit gunshy of the product as in the body/seam sealer. Its runnier than another brand I have used. I got 'caught' last time I did a job as teh stuff ran like warm toothpaste everywhere :( and it took some hours to clean up the mess with thinners. :grind:

Sad to see the damage from an accident. Hopefully not too bad on that inner fender area. A good thing is you have the knowledege :).

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How much did this set the owner back.approx?


About 80 hours labour, so in a panel shop at $80 per hour, there was about $6400 labour. Plus materials, and you have about $9000 paintjob.
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