Mk3 2.0 laser restoration advice

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Re: Mk3 2.0 laser restoration advice

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:43 am

The grilles under the bumper should be satin black, by the way.

Are your current wings the original ones, or has your car had pattern wings fitted in the past? If they are genuine, if the area that is rusty isn't too big, I would probably go for the repair patches and keep as much rust-free genuine wing as possible.

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Re: Mk3 2.0 laser restoration advice

Post by Stanspeedautocare » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:54 pm

Yes the are original

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Re: Mk3 2.0 laser restoration advice

Post by stevemarl » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:19 pm

I`m sure I`ve heard of people using pattern parts to provide repair patches for original wings, as the aftermarket ones are often a poor fit? Easier than fabricating patches from scratch.
Although just the front corners have gone, I`d check very closely the top rear corners, as mud gets lodged there too and they often rot out there.

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Re: Mk3 2.0 laser restoration advice

Post by Stanspeedautocare » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:59 pm

Thanks for advice . I have sanded the whole car down to bare metal and the only bad rust is the front of the wings like on the sides of the lights . There is no other rust on the whole can apart from like 5p size dots all over it which have been rust treated now .. wander if I can buy just the very front noses of the wings

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Re: Mk3 2.0 laser restoration advice

Post by stevemarl » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:12 pm

Stanspeedautocare wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:59 pm
wander if I can buy just the very front noses of the wings
In a word, no.

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Re: Mk3 2.0 laser restoration advice

Post by Not_Anumber » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:42 am

it might be worth buying pattern part wings and cutting them up for use as repair sections. You'd then have the best of both worlds, solid wings which fit the car still.

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