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Hi folks not new to the Vw scene had many models over the years but currently have a mk5 r32 that I have owned since 2015, 2008 in deep pearl blue with all the free time on my hands just now decided to put some attention on to it starting with the body work..

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Can’t seem to upload the pictures from my iPhone

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What are you using to up load the pictures

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What are you using to up load the pictures


Just the attachment function that’s on this forum?

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I use this site
https://postimages.org

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download taptalk for pics


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a0cb7278b5b42bcca5ccefdb4c508512.jpg Test pic from taptalk app Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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So seeing as I have lot of time on my hands with this lockdown of covid-19 like many others.. decided to get the rust sorted out on the r32. Few pics when I first got it back in 2015 fabf934de4f2930f9445dc0f0226db84.jpg330cdcdd85348226ba2c5d4b960fb050.jpgf8228ef9c9b19feaeed19bfd752afca5.jpg Car is completely standard since I bought it, however have had rust on the door sills, under the drivers door skin, and on the back tailgate so have been repainting this over the last week or so , 5aec6599714fc552bc8e977640191ccb.jpg420bf1bceab081396f0fe10e089fd12a.jpgc85ee66ef3b396dbf71a311b932cee65.jpgc5940f7872c90a85012918bfe6910c67.jpgd5c2ae93096e72913aee2991b82d2775.jpg4040c666809ee33185ec24781c244fb5.jpg889e714086bf6c5e5df9a79b08f47668.jpg The car looks so much better after some new paint. Still to machine polish for a better finish then next on the list is refurbishing the alloys myself thinking bmw grey for the rims.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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406a9307cfc3986e4f9a19225c479b4a.jpg0e79ecc38641a374dc52949b5b6fa29a.jpg5eb1a8b4e99aaf3a1163ec163927a3c1.jpgc08fe5ad0b1eb1d3d387d17059204248.jpg Few more of paint prep. Also removed all rust from under arches then rust inhibitor, then undersealed Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Looking good that Phil and a proper strip down as well.. You must be a painter by trade

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Looking good that Phil and a proper strip down as well.. You must be a painter by trade

Looking good that Phil and a proper strip down as well.. You must be a painter by trade


Cheers Andy. Not a painter by trade, have giving painting cars a go in the past though diy

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Nice to see such a proper job

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Hello. Really nice job. adore.gif  I just got myself an mk5 (mine is a 5 door) and the first thing is to do is get rid of rust also, so I've got a few questions for you if you don't mind. I am decent on the mechanical side, but have no experience in painting - so I will deliver the car to a local guy close to me here. 

To save on labor costs I am thinking to take apart as much as I can myself for him to do his thing without having to mess with much disassembly. So front fenders for example, can they be taken off without taking the front bumper off? The side skirts have the obvious screws, but are there some sort of adhesive or double sided tape (3M style) that runs along them also under there? If so is this something that can be ordered from VW for reassembly? 



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The front fenders can be taken off without taking all of the bumper off just by undoing the screws however I would say it’s far easier just to take the front bumper off to remove them saves yourself time in the long run. As for the side skirts I just got some 3m tape 10mm on size x2 rolls double sided from eBay. If your removing the door mouldings these also are just on with the 3m tape. Just be careful as you take the side skirts off as you pull away the tape can take chunks of under seal off as well as the paint. Also use plastic trim removing tools makes life easy for cutting the tape away from the body work. Hope this helps you out
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Here’s how my car is now after the wheels refurbed and all the trims on and machine polished. 70e0344af83b92f69f00cafd285add8f.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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69f72cab9f05888a3e7a35627e8ede07.jpg Some R centre caps to finish the wheels off. Got H&R springs to fit next as one of the front standard spring was broken, so a small drop of 20mm-25mm should finish it off with the H&R Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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