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  1. Wheel and Tire Forum
    OMG, stripping these bad boys was a pain in the butt! Started sanding using 220 sand paper to get the casting finish off and WOW, this is going to take forever! My plans are to polish the lips and work my way down to 1000 or 1500 on the face and leave it as a bare matte finish and then clear...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, The chrome Tiptronic shift gate on my B5.5 is quite pitted and scratched. I was wondering if it's possible to successfully sand down the plastic chrome finish to make it look like brushed aluminum, like on Audis from several years ago. Thanks!
  3. The Showroom
    decided to remove some deep scratches and scuffs made by the previous owner... should have taken a pic of the damage before sanding but oh well
  4. Wax On, Wax Off
    I haven't posted in a long while, but after cleaning up my car the only very noticable deteriorating parts are the headlights...bit cloudy/yellowish. Facts: 85500 miles, 6 years old Items used: Sandpaper 1500 Grit Sandpaper 2000 Grit Spray bottle Water bucket Mequiar's PlastX All hand applied...
  5. Wax On, Wax Off
    I did a quick sanding of a set of headlights on a Ford minivan my son drove down from Canada. I used 400 grit wet, 1000 grit wet, 2000 grit wet, PlastX, No7 White Polishing Compound then Paste wax and power buffed. Total time was about 1 1/2 hours start to finish including cleanup. I needed to...
  6. B5 Garage
    This weekend I decided to wet sand+polish my headlights and I thought I would share what I did and the results. I have a '99 GLX which has 155k on it and has been stored outside most of its life. So my headlights were very yellow, and always bothered me about the car. They just made it look old...
  7. B5 Garage
    I just finished the clearcoat on my tail lights almost 48 hours and should be dry by now. After this, do I need to wet sanding it first before applying the polishing compound, or no need to wet sanding it with 2000 grit sand paper? (I read the other member wet sanding it before doing the...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    SO I tinted my tails and i was wet sanding them but now i have this white haze over them. I need to apply more tint to them. Can i just spray over the tint or do i need to get the white stuff off. If so how do i do that. spray on window tint wetsanded with 600 paper used lots of water TIA
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What does wet sanding your car do for you? Will it improve the look of the paint? Or is it done after a new paint job?
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently had my B5 Passat painted. The color is a real cool bluish purple with a pearl in it. Well it looked good at first, but then it started showing signs of orange peel. I recently took it back to the paint shop and they said that it need a "color sanding" and it would cost $200 to have it...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I wanted to take some of the touch up paint I got from the VW dealer off of my car. It made the scratches look even worse than w/o it. How should I go about doing this? What grade sand paper should i use and technique? Or is there a better way other than my last resort - a body shop!
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