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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #165 on: February 18, 2018, 11:48:48 PM »
Yes, now that I have found the right materials and steps to follow the progress should move faster!

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #166 on: April 13, 2018, 02:25:18 PM »
Yesterday I spent 9 hours stripping the thick white enamel from Ingrid's instrument panel. Lots of work, but it was worth it!

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #167 on: April 13, 2018, 02:46:42 PM »
This is extra hard work as I see!!! Sand blasting do job perfect but it is not point in that method, point is in recovery ;)

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #168 on: April 13, 2018, 02:49:03 PM »
Yes, you're right! Originally I was going to remove all paint and refinish, but then I saw how nice the original paint was underneath! This is a lot of labor, but the interior will have all original paint it looks like!

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #169 on: April 13, 2018, 03:38:23 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #170 on: April 13, 2018, 05:42:51 PM »
Insane amount of work but well worth it ! So good to see the original paint, well done my friend !

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #171 on: April 14, 2018, 02:41:22 PM »
Thank you friends! "Insane" is just about the right word!!!!

Here is the right side of the interior almost finished. Next up will be the left and then a very careful "audit" of all areas to make sure no white remains. Then I will use the airbrush to touch up a couple of bare spots (really small places where I rubbed too hard) and then polishing for final shine.

I must comment that the factory paint job is absolutely impeccable once the white is removed, really just as smooth as any factory paint I've ever dealt with. Some VW experts claim that the 1955 to 1957 era Beetles had probably the best quality of any of them, and the paint on Ingrid seems to bear witness to that!
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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #172 on: April 15, 2018, 10:37:55 AM »
Love that car...

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #173 on: April 18, 2018, 12:06:36 AM »
superb !

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #174 on: June 13, 2018, 11:55:15 PM »
Here's the reason I have not been contributing to LLL much lately--more work on Ingrid! I finally finished stripping the interior back to the original, here are a couple of photos of the left rear and rear window area. The interior is now completely done. Then I started on the outside. The paint here is not as nice as the inside, but I will use the original grey as the basis for my repainting efforts.


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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #175 on: June 14, 2018, 05:39:34 AM »
What a huge work :-eek what is a purpose of wires under roof?
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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #176 on: June 14, 2018, 12:42:43 PM »
Those wires hold up the headlining material. The headliner is sewn with little pockets in it and the wires slip through to hold the fabric up by spring action. I think there are five wires, maybe six.

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #177 on: June 14, 2018, 12:51:58 PM »
Thanks :)

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #178 on: June 14, 2018, 03:15:01 PM »
still lot to do but well worth it ! excellent job mate !

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #179 on: June 15, 2018, 03:29:30 PM »
Yes, lots more to do, but it is satisfying to see the original grey surface!