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Old 07-15-2020, 05:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I occasionally see some "rat look"/"hoodride" Beetles and derivatives once in a while, have to check my archives later.

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Gorilla Glue was the strongest hot glue that I found for pulling dents, but it damaged the paint.

So much for paintless...

I used elevator bolts instead of the disposable plastic tabs and I broke Harbor Freight and Pops-a-Dent bridges, so I used a zinc bar.

"Professionals don't use PDR."

(Some totally do)

I have not done anything nearly as nice as in those videos, but I definitely made it better, at least good enough for Bondo.

Speaking of Bondo, did he go inactive?
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Here is an example of faked solar paint prep (but a wicked cool looking one... love the rims especially).

This guy cheated the sun:
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I'm thinking about trying it on the dents from things falling on the Superbeetle in the carport. They glue slide hammer pucks in the dent and remove them with rubbing alcohol. I can do that with Gorilla Glue. I should have a slide hammer with my Unispot.
I don't know about anymore, but back in the day it seemed I could replace any piece for $20. Just saying the labor wouldn't be worth my time if new parts can still be had cheaply.

I think I replaced a fender for $20, a running board for $10, and got a good used windshield for $20.
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Ah, the Superbeetle. It's sitting out in the rain in Coburg.

I've got a connection where i can get a hood or fender for $50. I've got a left front and right rear fender to go on it after paint. After the paintless dent removal it could still use a top coat to tie it all together — it's a Shantung Gold/Kansas Beige two tone right now.

Those prices sound right. My father-in-law got us a wedding present for $25. It was a 13-window walk-through bus without a motor. The Beetle motor went right in.
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I once had a Honda City Turbo

Stripped it for a resto then lost interest. Every so often I'd sand back the rust to fresh metal - less metal= less weight. Porsche have used thinner gauge sheet metal in some of their specials.

Paint adds weight too, something like 8kgs for a small car.

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