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  1. streaks and dull patches in finish

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Trying to identify the source of this problem (see attached image.) I don't see any flaking in my clearcoat, so I'm really unsure what it is I'm looking at. The streaks are clear and glossy, while the patches inbetween them are dull. This is on a 2002 B5. Can anyone help me by telling me...
  2. FS: 4 18x8 BBS CH Plasma Finish 5x112 ET38 - Need Refinishing - $800

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    Great opportunity to have some BBS CH wheels and customize them to fit the look of your car. Took these off my W8 when the plasma finish started flaking off after my wife's curb rash incident. All wheels are functionally fine but need to be sandblasted and refinished. 18x8 ET38 5x112 BBS Caps...
  3. WTB: Lots of Stuff... help me finish my project!

    WTB/WTT Section
    Heyo, Here's my shopping list... help me finish it! Looking to save by buying these off fellow enthusiasts rather than MSRP. 034 Street Density Motor Mounts / Transmission Mounts...less than 10k miles please 42DD or Mishimoto Catch Can... no eBay or off-brand junk. 034 Catch Can will not fit...
  4. The Unofficial Official B5.5 votex installation guide... help me finish

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My intention here is to eventually create a full writeup for installing votex front, sides, and rear on B5.5 Passats, while getting a little help installing my own. Preface to the writeup, finally got around to taking my votex parts down to a body shop, the guy said he could paint em no...
  5. Vote on my new project. Keep it? Off with it? Or finish it?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just finished a little project on my grill. Not sure if I like it. I'm 50/50 on keeping it. Let me know your guys feeling on it Before: After with added chrome trim: Get rid of it? Like it? Finish the top horizontal bars as well? Or take it all off and go back to all black. Post your...
  6. 2002 tiptronic wood shift knob finish cracked off.

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    Hi. Where's the best place to get a replacement shift knob? Thanks.
  7. Audi Sport R8s finish 1-2 in GT class at Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

    Anything Auto
    Here AutoGuide, let me do your job for you while it is still "news." — Ed. From Speed Channel website: "The battle in the production-based ranks came down to a fuel mileage race, with the class-leading No. 24 Alex Job Racing-entered Audi of Filipe Alburquerque retaining a narrow lead...
  8. Factory alloy wheels corroding under finish?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    2 of my oem Road America wheels are corroding under the paint. Does anyone have any experience with this or how to repair? The finish is not loose or flaking in the area that is corroding but it is raised and slowing growing over the past few years. These are the original factory wheels on my...
  9. Help needed to finish wiring 2 DIN DVD/GPS conversion.

    Mobile Electronics
    I am half way through converting the 1 DIN CD/Radio in my :b5: to after market 2 DIN DVD/GPS So far converting the centre console trim has gone pretty smoothly. Not depicted are the modifications made to the dash to accommodate the three new parts required for the 2 DIN conversion. Is there...
  10. Who remembers my old wagon, should I buy it back and finish it???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wagon was spotted up in washington,apparently my old friend I sold it to, still has it. I did some digging and found his number and he offered me the car back at 4500$. All the body work is fixed,some maintance is done and a small stereo has been installed. Miles have only gone up about 25k...
  11. My Project is Finish !

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    34 UMR 08 on Vimeo See comments ! :)
  12. FS: Mandrus Emils 19x8.5 Custom Finish

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  13. Finish Line Wheels???

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hello, Has anyone ever ordered OEM or Replica wheels from Finish Line Wheels? If so, what are your reviews? Are the OEM cheep refinish rims that look like crap? How about the quality of the Replica rims? Thanks.
  14. Vag-Com, Block 01 doesn't finish

    B5 Garage
    So i just got my vag-com up and running today, don't have any problems with my car or anything, but just wanted to check it out. When i try to read from engine, (block 01) it tries and tries, starts to get info, then tries and tries and then errors saying "too many communication errors to...
  15. A8L Monoblocks 18x8 et48 OE Finish w/ 225/40/18 Bridgestone Potenza RE050 RFTs

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    SOLD Still have: 15mm billet 5x112 spacers (some JDM brand) with extended ball seat lug bolts - $70
  16. I need to repair 9 years of damage to my car's finish

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I'm trying to restore my car's finish after 9 years of neglect, and I'd appreciate some expert advice on where to begin, what to DIY, what not to. Criteria: 1) I can't spend a ton of money. 2) I must DIY (whatever I can, without screwing something up badly) 3) I have no power tools - orbital...
  17. Battle Passat Matte Green/Black Finish

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The paint on my 01.5' GLX is on the way out. I'd like to know as much about this finish as possible. At school in Fort Myers Florida, I saw a Corrado with matte olive green finish with matte black roof from the pillars up. It was well done and looked great. If anyone has pictures or any further...
  18. Anybody still amazed by Passat fit and finish?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Even though the car is now eight years old (2001.5 B5.5) I am still amazed by the overall build quality of my Passat. Maybe I'm spoiled by the GLX wood trim and leather seats, but the overall way this car is built just seems superior to many new cars. One thing I always notice when I get into...
  19. ZR-1 Start to Finish

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  20. FS: B5.5 FK Badgeless Grill - Chrome Finish

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    brand new, still in box cost $129.99 w/shipping asking $90 shipped (that's $40 in savings son) [email protected] would post a picture, but it says i can't post attachments...if interested email me and I'll send you a picture