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my quite
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PostSubject: Beetle Paint/ body prep   Beetle Paint/ body prep Icon_minitime10/10/2010, 3:42 pm

So I'm shopping for my bug, and I see a lot of bugs with rust. Obviously these cars are up there in age and rust will be an issue. Now in my searches I have seen quite a few cars that the owners have stated that they were redone, body-off, ect ect and paint was done then. I'm usually hearing that the cars were done somewhere between 3 and 10 years ago. My question is almost everyone one of these cars has blistering paint and rust bubbles. Did Germany do something special to their steel before painting these cars that we collectively as Americans are not doing prior to paint? I've seen original cars with their original paint with less rust than these repainted cars. Thanks. Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Beetle Paint/ body prep   Beetle Paint/ body prep Icon_minitime10/10/2010, 9:46 pm

I have seen this one and its alot better than most for the same price. I know the guy selling it and hes a straight up dude.

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my quite
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PostSubject: Re: Beetle Paint/ body prep   Beetle Paint/ body prep Icon_minitime10/10/2010, 9:48 pm

I saw that one, and it has one major flaw....It's not a super. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Beetle Paint/ body prep   Beetle Paint/ body prep Icon_minitime10/10/2010, 9:51 pm

Lol. That's not a flaw, but I understand totally. Be patient and you will get what you want bro. Best of luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Beetle Paint/ body prep   Beetle Paint/ body prep Icon_minitime10/10/2010, 9:53 pm

And to answer you body question. Most people don't know how to do the proper prep work to make a lasting repair. They build far good cars. They look good from far, but are far from good.
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my quite
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Location : Sarasota

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PostSubject: Re: Beetle Paint/ body prep   Beetle Paint/ body prep Icon_minitime10/10/2010, 10:17 pm

I figured it had something to do with the prep of the metal. Like they prime and paint without sealer. I do know that a bug that's not a super is not a flaw, lol. But i am almost certain after looking at so many cars that i do want a super. Fat girls need loving too.
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PostSubject: Re: Beetle Paint/ body prep   Beetle Paint/ body prep Icon_minitime10/11/2010, 7:08 pm

You got that right bro
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PostSubject: Re: Beetle Paint/ body prep   Beetle Paint/ body prep Icon_minitime10/11/2010, 7:42 pm

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^^^ Its nearby if you want me to check it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Beetle Paint/ body prep   Beetle Paint/ body prep Icon_minitime10/11/2010, 10:32 pm

for the most part the original prime and paint was done by dipping the body.
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