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  1. Interior plastic trim painting

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone out there have any info on cleaning the factory coating off various pieces of interior plastic trim that have degraded in time then repainting?? Mine have a gooey film on them and I'm assuming it's due to age and the coating breaking down. You can scrape it off with your fingernail and...
  2. Painting lowers B5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Contemplating painting my lower skirts. The front especially bothers me where the grills meet the lower fascia. It looks unfinished. Does anybody have some pics of painted lowers?
  3. Need advice on painting porsche calipers

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So just picked up some porsche boxster calipers at a local salvage yard and was disappointed to see the original paint was beginning to crack and peel. But they were cheap so I picked them up anyways and plan to paint them. I have access to a sand/glass bead blast cabinet and was wondering if...
  4. Painted Rims

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Decided to have some fun this past weekend and paint my son's rims and calipers... Just bought this 99 Passat about a month ago and the rims were not in the best shape... Lots of scratches, signs of rust starting and just generally not pleasant to look at... My son mentioned something about...
  5. painting my car question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys, I want to paint my car blue. I changed the front Add rear lips and sideskirts. now my problem is the black rubber strips that hang from the door. does anyone make paintable replacements?
  6. My Project and first thread

    The Showroom
    Hey guys, Should have taken more pictures, maybe next time I'm doing anything worth capturing. This is my B5 right before painting tomorrow of rear wheel arches(?) and the rear door/luggage door. Have managed to remove all rust and used filler to produce the lines and made it look original...
  7. Painting plastic chrome grill

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a 06 Passat and was wondering can I paint the goatee and if so how do I do that diy?
  8. Painting wheels...what works best?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm not talking about blasting and powder coating, I'm looking for the best approach to quick and dirty rattle can work. My original alloys (rondos which I actually like a lot) have been demoted to winter use, but I would like to freshen them up a bit before I put them on for the season. I'm...
  9. Painting the chrome stripping/molding on B5.5

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I have been thinking about painting or somehow getting rid of the chrome strip on the molding. Is the chrome sanded then painted or have the other b5.5s that I have been seeing have a euro rub strip that is painted to match. please let me know thanks.
  10. Did some painting this weekend!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So i pulled the grille, tore it down, and painted it black with white slats and emblem. Then i decided to paint the lower doors to match the car! Grille before Grille After Doors Before. Doors After :wrench: = :lol:
  11. Interior Painting, Rubber Paint Coating

    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...
  12. Thinking about painting my factory wheels.

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Recently bought a 1999 Passat Wagon and the wheels are a little beat up. I really want black wheels for it but I don't want to spend the money on a car with so many other things to fix. So, I am thinking about just painting the factory wheels black. Found some decent spray paint and primer but...
  13. Thinking about painting my factory wheels.

    B5 Garage
    Recently bought a 1999 Passat Wagon and the wheels are a little beat up. I really want black wheels for it but I don't want to spend the money on a car with so many other things to fix. So, I am thinking about just painting the factory wheels black. Found some decent spray paint and primer...
  14. painting interior

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Alright so I got two colors on my passats interior and want it all black I've seen a couple spray cans for doing this but haven't actually seen how good it would look. So I wanted to know if anyone here has done this and if they have a pic of what it would look like. Here's a pic of what I'm...
  15. painting lowers

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i want to get body color paint for my car to paint my lowers but i'm not sure how much paint i would need oh and i'm getting spray cans cause otherwise it will turn out like s***:O if i do it
  16. KW Painting

    For anyone in the KW area... any recommendations for color matched part painting that isn't horribly expensive? I am looking at a couple of cosmetic mods and everything comes in primer :) Thanks
  17. Painting Adelaides

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Thinking of painting my adelaides flat black, and I'm wondering what I would need to do to prep them before I shoot paint. Do I just need to clean and degrease them, or do I need to do more?
  18. painting emblems?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    since i cant just take off the vw on my trunklid i decided i want to take it off and paint it to match my car color. anyone every try painting them? how hard is it to get the emblem off and back on? i already got the primer,paint, and clearcoat and some goo gone for the sticky stuff
  19. Was this guy trying to bend me over for painting lowers and rust? Or is this normal?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my car has a rust spot on each fender, at the bottom by the moulding. One has a lot bigger spot then the other, barely anything. THe rust does not go all the way through so its still healthy. On the trunk, only on the underside by the license plate lights is there rust. So I got quoted...
  20. Painting Procedure

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I have a rust spot on the front right side of my car. I stripped all the rust off and now it is just plain metal. What are my next steps to painting it? I have the right color paint and clear coat. What color primer should I use (my paint is blue anthracite). Also, for the actual painting...