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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    NOS Bearing! External oxidation means its shot [PICS] Guys, I need to replace the front bearings from my 98 AEB and looking around I came across this VW dealer which is selling a bunch of a NEW OLD STOCK VW parts for very good prices. I was able to pick up this OEM bearing for something like...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I have a 05 passat gls wagon, and I'm new to the site. But I have a question... my headlights are pretty shot, and I've heard around that the headlight restoration kits only do so much. So I was thinking of throwing some angel eyes in it. But I also hear that there are a lot of bad aftermarket...
  3. Wax On, Wax Off
    How bad can it get before it needs a re-spray? Or even how bad before help from you guys is futile? I'll get a pic up shortly. It's the whole rear hatch deck on an Integra. Edit: pics from my phone...in direct sunlight. I can do better with my camera if you need up close shots.
  4. Wax On, Wax Off
    The hood on my "83 GTI has a lot of oxidation resulting in a grayish black color. I'm assuming I could polish this out with my PC and polishing compound such as Meguires 105/205. Is this the best approach? What do I d aftre the polishing? I've seen recommendations for sealant but what...
  5. Wax On, Wax Off
    Last year I bought a 2004 V6 with 14000 miles after I totaled my 1.8. Car is excellent shape and applied a clear bra to the front end. While washing it today I noticed oxidation spots between the inside of the bra and the paint. What could be causing these? Has anyone experienced this same issue?
  6. B5 Garage
    Hi all. Has anyone had success removing this kind of oxidation from their chrome strips? I don't know if this is topical and can be removed, but it seems like it could be with the correct solution. I've tried chrome polish and CLR remover to no avail. Any advice would be greatly appreciated...
  7. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Well, i have some oxidation on the lip of my polished aluminum wheel. the lip does not have clear coat. what's the best way to get rid of the oxidation, without using a pc or other mechanical device?
  8. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have W8 Sport Madras wheels. They are OEM wheels and I have had them for about 3 years now. I have noticed some oxidation on all 4 wheels...see picture below. What could be the cause of this - it actually looks like oxidation when zinc is in contact with other metals. I'm not overly...
  9. B5 Garage
    Hello, I'm looking at a 2002 Passat. It has 2 problems that I encountered and the dealer has given me these reasons: Problem: The car pulls to the right (slightly). Reason: Road crown. Problem: The car creeks from the rear when turning/braking. Reason: Rotor oxidation. Do these reasons...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My haedlight housings have developed a yellow tint from salt water in the air (I think) what, if anything can I do to get rid of this discoloration? A friend suggested fine grit sanpaper and clear nail polish but I am wary of scratchin the housing and making it look like S$%@. Are there any...
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