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mommacow



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:48 pm    Post subject: sanding vs stripipng Reply with quote

Hello All
I am a long time VW lover and 68 Bug in want to restore. My question is this.
This bug appears to be original oxidized paint and badly rusted pans. Of course we will replace pans. I am wondering what everyone opinion is on taking a body all the way down to bare metal and starting with a clean slate or sanding oxidized paint with fine sandpaper, shooting primer and going from there.
I have some pics if interested on my site.
http://public.fotki.com/BethCunningham/for-the-love-of-the-bug/
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Troy Hobbs



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:18 am    Post subject: sanding vs stripipng Reply with quote

Original paint or respray?
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viperbgy



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at the pics and I would pull the car all the way apart and work each body panel as required.

It looks like a fair amount of body work is going to have to be done anyway, so much of the car will be down to bare metal, just play it as it comes along.

Just my 1.8 cents...... Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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mommacow



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Troy
We are going to respray

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mommacow



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

viperbgy
That's is great advice. It is a bit overwhelming when you look at entire car.

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Troy Hobbs



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: sanding vs stripipng Reply with quote

No , I was asking if it has the original paint or if it has ben resprayed. I didn't see the pictures. What steps needed depends on what is on it now.
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viperbgy



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This bug appears to be original oxidized paint


Don't worry about Troy mommacow, he don't read either...... Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

It was only the second line in her post Mr. Troy....... Shocked Shocked Shocked

I would however trust what he says about paint and body since he did it as a PRO for many a years....... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I just do it as I have learned over the years, I'm no PRO LIKE Mr. Troy... Laughing Razz Razz Razz

I am on ya today hu Troy, ya know I love ya.......... Razz Razz Razz

Don't get no funny idea's now........ Shocked Shocked Shocked

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