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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, I have rust on the rear edge of the roof right on the border with the rear window glass. Does anyone know of a good shop that will repair this rust effectively? Thanks.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2000 1.8T has rust on the very front of the hood. :banghead: I thought maybe it was from stones or salt from snowplows, but the paint is bubbling from underneath. I'm the second owner and was certified until about 5,000 miles ago. The car only has 69,000 miles on it. Does anyone know if the...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Noticed bubbles on the black shiney part of the passenger door close to the rubber. Looks like just the beginning and would like to fix it early to avoid further development. So far no visible rust - just the bubbles.
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is the best coating to get rid of this. I hate it with a passion. I though about powder caoting but I don't know that much about it.... TIA Also Any recomendations or Ideas for heat sheild design???
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Anyone can suggest a aftermarket rust protection? which one is better between oil, grease and paraffin. i was looking at paraffin http://www.ziebart.com/prodServicesMain.htm or rustcheck http://www.rustcheck.com/dealers.asp?action=submit do they need to drill hole in passat 2000? i know...
  6. B5 Garage
    I've noticed our 1998 Passat Wagon has begun to show rust around the bottom edge of the tail-gate. Any one have successful strategy for dealing with this. Thanks J. Calhoun P.S Please don't bother suggesting that I try getting it fixed under the 10 year rust warrantee, I'm sure I haven't...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Shortly after getting my passat, I noticed little spots on the hood. Upon further inspection I came to realize they were spots of rust. Anyone know the best way to get rid of these? I'm assuming I'll have to get touch up paint, but I'm worried about matching the color. Someone told me I...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there anyway to keep the rust off of the rear rotor hubs? As you can see in the picture it looks like crap. Is there some type of sealant spray I can apply to keep the rust down to a minimum?
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a long-time highway car in Canada and I don't know about the rest of you, but I had stone-chips-from-hell above my windsield, and the rust had set in pretty bad - worse than I knew. I think the area was made more prone to rust by a sloppy windshield R&R early in its life. Probably the...
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    My understanding about VW's and Audi's is that they simply do not rust......And that is because they're galvanized. If this is true then why is it that every Passat I have test drove over the past 3 weeks have rust in the back where the license plate goes. Specifically around the plastic where...
  11. B5 Garage
    I bought xdrillled and either nickel or cadium plated (can't remember which) rotors about 2 yrs ago , the car was stored for over half that time and when It came back out the rotors where completly covered in rust , after some hard breaking it went away , and would appear occasionally after that...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had acid slosh out of my battery a couple of years ago. The acid ate away the paint and started some rusting. I tried sanding and painting the area once, but that's rusted away as well. Any suggestions on how to prep the area and what to paint it with?
  13. Anything Auto
    Hi all, We here in Wisconsin have a ritual which may seem very foreign to those of you in warmer climates, the concept of the "winter beater". A winter beater is a vehicle which you use only during the snowy months (November through April here) to take the abuse of the winter salt/slush...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I use my garage everyday. It is heated to 64 F. Outside it is always under 32F Is my car going to rust faster.
  15. Europe
    :nervous: I've just found rust bubbles all along the edges of the lights under the boot handle (the ones that illuminate the license plate) on my 2001 Passat. I've had a read through the VW Warranty stuf online, and, as far as I can tell, the bodywork is warrantied against this sort of this for...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ive seen the rotor painting post and i didnt do it but now my rotors look like crap so i got to do something, so i guess ill have to paint them but first i have to clean them.....how do i remove rust...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2001.5 Passat sedan just failed my state's annual inspection due to corrosion of the (2) rear license plate light bulbs. Actually, the entire trunk around the light bulb housing is rusted. The local dealer told me the rust warranty only overs rust from the "inside out", not surface rust. I've...
  18. Anything Auto
    I'm working on a car that has a couple of rust spots under the paint. What should I do and what can I use to prevent new rust from forming?
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ... on my 2003 just off the lot a few weeks back - is this normal? Took back to dealer and they mentioned that all cars are the same as soon as they are off from the factory. They said that since it's not a rust through, there's no warranty claim and the bumper to bumper warranty doesn't cover...
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