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Post  aaronbach91 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:42 am

Does anyone know of anyone that does plastic welding? I want to get rid of the number plate recess in my front rubstrip to make it look like a US rubstrip. Anyone out there that could help me out??

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Post  Owain Mk1 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:40 am

Have a go urself dude, buy 2nd hand bumper and a pointed soldering iron, then just zig zag over both ends sand and filler
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Post  aaronbach91 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:35 pm

To be honest mate i wouldnt know where to start haha You any good with these sort of things? Would you be willing to do this for me Question
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Post  luke_mk1 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:04 am

Owains going to right way,

Als that needs doing, is to cut a bit from a second hand bumper, and melt plastic over it pretty much... then smooth and paint etc with layes of fibreglass id of thought...

What about Dark Dub?
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Post  Ianmk3 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:53 am

be better and easier just to get the us strip! save messing about
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Post  aaronbach91 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:06 am

can't find a us strip anywhere :/
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Post  aaronbach91 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:07 am

Another thing is I want to keep the textured strip not paint it if possible
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Post  Owain Mk1 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:07 am

Had a go once on a grill that needed debadging, looked alright but wudent risk it on anyone else' stuff tbh lol geek
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Post  Ianmk3 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:26 am

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Post  aaronbach91 on Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:05 am

That's a standard one Ian, euro wagens don't sell the US one anymore Sad
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Post  Ger on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:07 am

Main dealers d rhata, genai part number i chd adra

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Post  aaronbach91 on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:38 am

Un primed ta un textured? Cz dwisho cadwr texture :/
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Post  daz3883 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:47 pm

there ya m8, or main dealers, but they'l have to ship it over anyway, so mite as well cut out the middle man Laughing

http://www.rmeuropean.com/Part-Number/Bumper-Moulding-Front-__1J0807719HGRU_GEN_A58C52C.aspx

heres the part number for it:

1j0807719hgru if you wana try VW
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Post  aaronbach91 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:02 am

Is that a textured one Daz or primed? Cz I'm looking to keep the textured look tbh :/
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Post  daz3883 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:36 am

that is the US front strip, they are the same as the one u got but without the recess, thats how they come
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Post  aaronbach91 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:25 am

Right, I think I'm gonna buy the US Rubstrip from VW main dealers. But it comes primed. I was wondering is there anyway to paint so that it's textured? Like the rubstrips on my car? e.g. the ones you have to put back to black on to make them look good lol

Can anyone help me?

P.S. I've got a set of MK4 seats if anyone wants them? Free to a good home. Pic can be sent if interested.

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Post  Owain Mk1 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:16 am

It is possible to paint the txture on, philth would be the one to ask, lowrider on ere
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Post  lowrider on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:42 am

Aye, we used to use textured aerosols which were specifically for plastics, they come in different grades from fine to pretty damn coarse! I'm sure they were U-pol stuff. good stuff to be fair, covers really well and is very durable, and finish is good, only downside is its pretty much impossible to replicate the original texture of the vw plastics, but you'd have to look quite close to see the difference. I've not used the stuff for a while now, and dont think we have it in work anymore. But this is the stuff i'm on about...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Upol-Plast-X-4-Texture-Coat-Aerosol-Fine-Grain-/370200760387

It is good stuff if you use it properly, and it can be painted over to get the shade you want. Wink
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Post  aaronbach91 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:32 am

Nice one mate. If I buy the spray would you spray it for me as I'm pretty shit at spraying stuff tbh :/ Not sure when I'll be going ahead with the work but will send you a PM on here if your interested? I'll pay you to do it as well if your interested.
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Post  aaronbach91 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:33 am

Forgot to ask, would you be able to cut and put back together to make it fit as well?? Again, would be more than happy to pay you buddy.
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