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  1. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have some ASA's with a polished aluminum lip, they have a bit of curb rash and the coating is coming off and looking all yellow and gross. So, im going to fix em up and polished the back to the original aluminum. So with that all done, what can I do to protect them, is that a clearcoat on...
  2. B5 Garage
    I have a newly rebuilt pair of calipers and a new set of TT carriers on my bench I want to refinish before installing new 312mm brake rotors and pads. The fabricator I have making the parts for the stainless self-opening trunk hinges also has power coating booth and oven. My question is whether...
  3. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I was looking to get some calipers powder coated and after a ton of phone calls for quotes I came across these guys AMS powder in queens Awesome Metal Stuff | If your stuff is metal, we make it Awesome [email protected] call or text at 347-235-3296 101-10 Jamaica Ave Richmond...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    soo im wondering what some prices will be if i were to powder coat my rims black maybe flat black idk if size matters but the 18" thx again
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not long ago (3 weeks now) I purchased my 99 Passat. On the outside it's ok but the clear pearl coat is flaking off. The base coat is still ok so I plan on having the clear removed and redone. But until then I've been cleaning the inside and striping out all that dirt and grime. The dash and...
  6. Wheel and Tire Forum
    If you take your wheels to be powder coated, don't assume that the powder coater will mask the places on the wheel that should be masked. The company I used primarily does farm equipment, but have done wheels for people in the past. I assumed they would mask the inside of the hubcentric part...
  7. B5 Garage
    A good friend has a 2000 1.8T FWD thats having some issues. i got a call about a week ago saying she got a oil pres warning, and a message saying stop engine immediatly. so i had her check the oil, there was none (it had been about a month since she had checked it)i told her to get someone to...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a couple of chips in the black coating on my '04 Variant's roof rails that expose the aluminum underneath. I'd like to fix it. I've seen some threads about a "plasti dip" spray and it's got me wondering if that might be a good solution to cover up the chips. Anyone tried it? Also...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does this exisit??? The rubberized crap that VW seeps to put on things.... the peels off after time. Such as the outter lip of the cubby... some of the trip pieces ...door handles and what not.... If this is in exsistance where can I get some of it??? Or am I crazy?? (No need to answer...
  10. Wax On, Wax Off
    I ordered me some new head lights off of ebay. Thyey are the $150 shipped kind but i dont care what ev. Is there a coat of something that i could put on it to make it last longer or should I jsut wax it with the car?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Most of the bolts that I have pulled out (throttle body, valve cover gasket etc) have a green, powdery coating on them. Is this antiseize/threadlock/something else? Apologies - if this is too basic a question to post here but my searches have been fruitless. Thanks
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Im sorry I am not on here that often, I am deployed to the sand box alot and very busy with the war thing going on. Anyways, I just wanted to get some peoples opinion on powder coating my rims. I am planning on powder coating them with a black center and polished lip. Thanks.
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I pulled off my turbo, exhaust and intake manifold, and my down pipe. I want to get as much ceramicoated as I can. How do I go about getting the turbo done? Do I remove the hot side form the center section? Is there a way to safely get the center section done as well? I am asking on here...
  14. USA - East
    Anybody done business with them? I'm looking to get some wheel refinished but I'm not sure where to go.
  15. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Just wondering what people have paid to get their 18" rims or rims period powder coated. I have HP Evos, so there isnt much to paint, and leaving the lips polished. Thanks for the help!:thumbup:
  16. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Has enyone heard of clear coating wheels? Is so: Is it recommended? What is the proper way to clean them? Will they need to be recoated and roughly how soon? I'm looking to purchase a set of used wheels that have been clear coated. I just wanted to get some feed back to make sure I am...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    clear protective plastic coating on front of hood Does anone have this? I have seen it on some passats in some parking lots. I would like to get it, can anyone give me advice on a source, $$, how to install, how much $$ for dealer/body shop to install, ? I plan to put some on the front of my...
  18. Anything Auto
    My brother knows some people in the TX7 company, and I can get my internals of my engine dry coated for nothing or next to nothing. It will require me to take my engine apart, and I'm not to thrilled about that, but is this process worth it? Thanks in advance!