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  1. How can I remove resin from paint?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    Hi there, The thread title is kinda self-explanatory, but still. I park my car in a camping park, right beneath a oak tree for a couple of days. Obviously (obvious for me just now), spots of resin dropped and messed the painting. I tried to remove it with classic car stuff, with olive oil, hot...
  2. timing belt paint marks - evidence of replacement?

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2002 Passat Wagon (2.8 l) I got from my non-mechanically inclined sister essentially for free. However, she has no documentation or knowledge of whether the timing belt has been changed (she bought the car used). My question to the community is whether white paint markings on the cam...
  3. Urban grey metallic / Silverstone / ld7w touch up paint recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone recently bought/used a touch up paint that actually matches our color? Did some searching and saw that apparently the OEM VW touch up paint doesn't come close to matching. Saw a post on the forums that said matched perfectly, but that was from 2013. Sent from my...
  4. Chipping Paint on Trunk

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I noticed recently that the paint is chipping at the "corners" of my trunk lid. Additionally, there is a corresponding scuff mark on the top of the bumper, as if the trunk were hitting the bumper. When the trunk is closed the bumper and trunk lid do not touch. It looks like some sort of design...
  5. Inner CV Joint Replacement and Tone Ring Paint Question.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    B5 A/T 2.8L, rebooting a spare set used Raxles. First, Does anyone know how the hell to take off the metal end cap/cover on the inner CV joint? Boot hasn't cracked, just looks like dry rot crap. I am trying to reboot the inner joint and inspect the tri-pod rollers. I have been very unsuccessful...
  6. Does black wax work to hide imperfections on gray paint?

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    Back in the day, you could get colored car wax with the "chipstick" to cover minor scratches and even greatly minimize major gouges, (at least until the next car wash :P), but such products are all but extinct now. All you ever see these days in auto stores is white or black wax. I have Urban...
  7. 1999 Passat oem paint code vs new one

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently hit a deer with my 1999 vw passat 2.8. I can attach before and after photos but I went to salvage yards and found matching fender, bumper cover, and hood. The hood has a few minior rust spots which i want to touch up. However, the local auto parts store do not carry my paint code...
  8. Cost range for a new passenger fender and paint

    B5 Garage
    My baby (a 2000 Passat GLX wagon, metallic black) took a hit to her right/passenger fender in a parking lot. The damage was minor and limited (mostly) to the fender. I have gotten estimates from $600-$900 for replacing the fender and re-painting. Does this sound about right?
  9. 2001.5 B5.5, Burgandy color paint code?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know the paint code?
  10. 2009 Passat CC Paint Issues

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Does anyone have an issue with paint on their Passat ?? ... My wife's car has paint peeling and rust starting to appear above both rear tires ... VW states that it is an outside influence and not a paint defect ?? ... I have seen several Passat's with similar paint issues ... any thoughts on how...
  11. WTB: B5.5 LF fender, LF door in Silver-Blue paint code LB5S (five S)

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    Please reply or PM if you have these parts, would need to ship via greyhound freight to Portland, Oregon. If you've never shipped via greyhound before, it's insanely cheap for large parts like bumpers, doors etc. You can get a quote here - Greyhound Package Express - Quote Thank you!
  12. Please tell me this paint color code.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am 100% positive that I am correct in saying this color has a paint code of LA1W (mojave beige metallic). Either that or I am 100% crazy. The picture isnt my car, but it is the color of my car. The idiot who owned the car before me removed the sticker in the spare tire well, so I cant...
  13. Let's talk paint

    So, I've been thinking about painting the bae flat black. Is it an easy enough job to do myself, or should o bring it to a shop? If so, should I bring it to a maaco? Or maybe I should go with a wrap... Idk, any ideas?
  14. Touch-up paint options..??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone here have good options for touch-up paint instead of the daft VW pen..?? Got a few decent chips on the hood over the summer and would prefer to address them with a regular touch-up brush rather than the VW pen that I currently have (which I think is getting ready to run out in any...
  15. Rear bumper dent - Paint Job or Junk yard bumper?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 B5.5 Passat 1.8T I hit the concrete edge of a lamp post while backing out, slightly damaging my rear bumper, a vertical serrated shape. Went to a junk yard and found same color bumper for $250. It has 3 minor scratches on the back (fixable) and a dime-sized patch (black) on the left...
  16. Paint job

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, anyone know anything about plastidipping your car?
  17. Paint code

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    I need to order some touch-up paint for my 2012 Night Blue Metallic SE. Does anyone know where to find the paint code for the car?
  18. You can paint leather seats & hole in leather

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    I know some don't like leather, I'm in the other direction preferring leather. I know leather seats, usually the driver's seat can look really "washed" out and pretty pathetic after years of use. But, did you know you can have leather seats painted? First when "treating" leather, its more...
  19. What clearcoat to use for deep paint chip?

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    I've picked a deep scratch which removed paint. I used my correct color touch up paint to go over the marks and I can still see kind of see the marks. Have no clue what clearcoat I'm going to use or another other things I may need. What do I need and what's thee best way to remove it?
  20. An opinion on black paint

    Anything Auto
    First and foremost, I hate black unless you just finished washing it at which time it is amazing. Washing it in the sun in the south sucks, it looks dirty the next day, and it shows every imperfection and swirl mark but that's not why I'm here. I was just looking at an Escalade, Grand Cherokee...