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    1. Member MK3Vr98's Avatar
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      06-03-2009 09:30 AM #26
      Np i think im steering away from a Boser Now unless its going to be painted the right way, alot of people have told me it will look like crap and wont come out Even but if anything changes i'll Def post pics.
      swiss cheese mod the oil pan. less weight = more hp

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      06-04-2009 01:08 PM #27
      I don't know I think if you know someone who can tig you wont even know where the extension starts and the oem hood stops. I think you should try it. it would look SICK [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      06-04-2009 02:24 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by tattooed_tom »
      I don't know I think if you know someone who can tig you wont even know where the extension starts and the oem hood stops. I think you should try it. it would look SICK [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      you've clearly never done a hood extension before. it's not just "weld on" and paint. there is a LOT of filler work that goes into it. if you were to custom build an extension it would take literally HUNDREDS of hours in metal forming to get it smooth.

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      06-04-2009 07:15 PM #29
      nope i haven't but i have alot of metal work and I never use alot of filler

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      06-05-2009 10:02 AM #30
      how about holiday inn stays?

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      06-05-2009 12:07 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by tattooed_tom »
      nope i haven't but i have alot of metal work and I never use alot of filler

      not a lot of quantity in filler, but a good bit of smoothing and shaping. if you were to do it out of metal, you'd have to fill the gaps with weld, and grind them out... then hammer and dolly your days away until you got all the highs and lows out... it would take forever and in the end, not worth it when you can just use iron flake paint.

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      06-05-2009 12:43 PM #32
      I see your point I wonder what iron flake would look like

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      06-06-2009 08:47 AM #33
      Anybody Put clear Coat on there hood? does it take away that Rusty look an turn it glossy? im tired of sanding an the hoods mint now should i throw clear on just so it dont ruin my bumper with drips?
      swiss cheese mod the oil pan. less weight = more hp

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      06-06-2009 09:16 AM #34
      I didn't but if you do clear it, it will shine a little

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      06-07-2009 12:56 PM #35
      what do you do when it Rains? i dont mind the shine or the pale rust its just im worried its going to drip on my bumper or Fenders
      swiss cheese mod the oil pan. less weight = more hp

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      06-07-2009 07:47 PM #36
      Quote, originally posted by speed51133! »
      ive been calling body shops asking for a professional rust job on my hood, but most will not warantee the work!

      I hope you're joking. What shop owner in their right mind would warranty a rust job? What kind of warranty would he give you? "5 years against perforation. If your paint comes back I'll rust is again!"
      And no, clear won't hold on rust. It won't even hold on rust free bare metal.
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      06-08-2009 12:55 PM #37
      it's never run I can rub the crap out of it and it doesn't come off. the only time it will run is when you first start to rust it just take the hood off for a while let it get nice and rusty then put it back on [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      and por 15 makes a clear that will hold on rust


      Modified by tattooed_tom at 12:57 PM 6-8-2009

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      06-08-2009 10:06 PM #38
      sweet. thanks bro
      swiss cheese mod the oil pan. less weight = more hp

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      06-10-2009 09:56 AM #39
      Quote, originally posted by MyCarIsRed »
      in reality, you'll probably never see an all over rusty boser. it's a weld on extension. it would be hundreds of hours in metal work to get it to look like a smooth transition. from then on you have to decide if you'd really want your hundreds of hours rusting away.


      hundreds of hours?

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      06-10-2009 11:41 AM #40
      billions!

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      06-10-2009 06:23 PM #41
      Quote, originally posted by speed51133! »
      billions!

      bazillions!!!
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      07-02-2009 02:24 AM #42
      thats alot of time...
      poop

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      07-02-2009 02:54 AM #43
      Quote, originally posted by ZoomBy »

      hundreds of hours?

      maybe a bit of a high number, but in reality, i've seen people get old beat trucks that they want all metal (no fillers) take 100hrs per panel to get straight and smooth. difference is, they aren't trying to hammer the variations out of a weld. you would weld, grind, weld, grind, weld, grind, etc. trying to get all the little pits and imperfections out. you'd have to be an extremely good metal fabricator to pull it off.

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      05-14-2011 03:32 PM #44
      hey man so im into the rusty hood too. i know how to rust it i just dont know how to get rid of the paint on my hood. i tried a metal brush and it just scratched the hell out of it. i tried a scraper and it only scratched, it didnt get under the paint.

      HOW DO I GET RID OF THE PAINT AND GET TO THE BARE METAL?

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      05-15-2011 03:35 PM #45
      how did the rusting process go? im in the process my self,...


      post anny pics of the hood for insparation????

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      05-15-2011 11:04 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Burnitwithfire View Post
      It won't even hold on rust free bare metal.
      I don't care about about rusted hoods and some of the comments in here are funny as hell............ but this is an incorrect statement...
      1. The Vortex is full of Brand Name Whores ,It's not their fault, That's how they were raised

      2. What i post is strictly my opinion, If you don't like it go cry to your mother, even though she hates you too

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      05-17-2011 11:50 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by MK3Vr98 View Post
      oooooohkk buddy you win. but thanks for the pics. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      oh, the day you See my VR with a rusty hood i'll take it off....how about that? it may not be the "coolest" but its still Faster an looks better than EVERY honda and Acura in town.... So thanks.
      Cool "anti rice" story breh......

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      10-30-2011 04:05 AM #48
      -I have a hood at home that was keyed pretty bad, it's dented to so; perfect to try this out..

      The paint was fairly easy to strip. I used some "heavy paint and varnish remover" (the gel), a putty knife, and then a razor blade for the little stuff left over.

      I'm at the part where I need to chose how I'm going to get the hood to rust evenly... and hopefully!ending up looking like this mk3's hood http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...Thread/page477 (scroll down)
      Anybody find out a good way to do this???

      My hood after stripping off the paint:

      you can clearly see where it got keyed!^^^
      Last edited by thomas514; 10-30-2011 at 04:10 AM.

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      10-30-2011 04:18 AM #49
      -Tried a mix of water/sea salt/hydro-peroxide
      -Sprayed a layer on the hood every 5-10 minutes

      Result:

      It does look promising.. but there's obviously no way that this is all there is to it.
      Last edited by thomas514; 10-30-2011 at 06:09 AM.

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      10-30-2011 11:17 AM #50
      Looks like schit

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