Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 9 of 10 FirstFirst ... 5678910 LastLast
    Results 281 to 315 of 341

    Thread: Capri Green in London (Build Thread)

    1. Member GTIDamien_407's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 23rd, 2008
      Location
      Burlington, Ontario
      Posts
      4,618
      Vehicles
      2004 Jetta TDI Sport Edition, 1992 Golf 2 door
      07-06-2012 10:10 PM #281
      Quote Originally Posted by TAG TIMER View Post
      Its hard but if you poke it really hard with your finger nail it will move in... But you can paint over it as it is designed to be painted over. And you don't necessarily need primer either.

      Thanks alot, I dont really like the stuff im using the texture isnt as nice as the stuff you are using but the finish is the same dries pretty hard. Looks like you're on the final stretch now keep it up she'll be done soon
      FS - OZ M-191 Center Cap - http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...5#post77384355
      Diesel Dub Club #38 || Euro Style || MK2 Militia ||

    2. Member veedubv5's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 23rd, 2007
      Location
      Bromley, Kent, UK
      Posts
      134
      Vehicles
      Audi A3 2.0T Sportback DSG S-Line 2006
      07-07-2012 03:36 AM #282
      Quote Originally Posted by rhino03gti View Post
      you know the thing i absolutely HATE about build threads like this one?!!!! when you get throught it and get to the last page is heart breaking AMAzing work m8!
      LOL..
      You know what i hate about thread like this one?....is when it comes to the end and its done and no more work to be done.

      Thanks dude / Vortex for your positive comments

    3. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      07-08-2012 08:25 AM #283
      Hello Vortex like to start by saying thanks to everyone and there lovely comments and a big thanks to my brother... Here is an update

      The pipes have all been done in black textured paint we had them sand blasted to allow the paint to attach nicely...




      Also refurbished the bumpers 2 days sanding smooth 2 coats of primer filler and 2 coats of bumper textured paint to give it the OEM look, no as textured as the VHT Enamel but its not meant to be... New indicators and chrome bulbs...






      Thanks guys hope you like

    4. Member euro_1.8t_gti's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 7th, 2004
      Location
      CANADIAN BACON
      Posts
      2,923
      Vehicles
      1987 Jetta coupe vr, 1990 Golf, 1988 Jetta aaz
      07-08-2012 10:43 AM #284
      Moe looks stunning mate love it I been quite and watching all the updates lol but wow what a great job u guys have done looks incredible the bumpers look awesome can't wait once u get them on
      Das Coupe
      MK1 Mayhem-- http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...712-MK1-Mayhem
      MK2 Militia--http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...00-MK2-Militia

    5. Member
      Join Date
      May 20th, 2009
      Location
      Wolverhampton
      Posts
      1,996
      Vehicles
      1990 VW Golf 1.3
      07-08-2012 01:23 PM #285
      This is looking great! Can I ask where you got the textured paint as im about to the same with my bumpers and trim, been far too grey for far too long.

    6. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      07-10-2012 04:41 PM #286
      Quote Originally Posted by euro_1.8t_gti View Post
      Moe looks stunning mate love it I been quite and watching all the updates lol but wow what a great job u guys have done looks incredible the bumpers look awesome can't wait once u get them on
      How you doing Arbi long time no speak... thanks for the kind words buddy

      Quote Originally Posted by Doogal View Post
      This is looking great! Can I ask where you got the textured paint as im about to the same with my bumpers and trim, been far too grey for far too long.
      the paint is called APP Bumper paint I got it off German ebay...



      hope that helps

    7. Member euro_1.8t_gti's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 7th, 2004
      Location
      CANADIAN BACON
      Posts
      2,923
      Vehicles
      1987 Jetta coupe vr, 1990 Golf, 1988 Jetta aaz
      07-13-2012 07:22 PM #287
      Moe I am doing great thank you for asking . Sold one of my jettas to a good friend of mine I miss it but I get to see it often at least 😃 can't wait to see your car finished and maybe in person once I come visit my cousins in London
      Das Coupe
      MK1 Mayhem-- http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...712-MK1-Mayhem
      MK2 Militia--http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...00-MK2-Militia

    8. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      07-14-2012 12:10 PM #288
      Quote Originally Posted by euro_1.8t_gti View Post
      Moe I am doing great thank you for asking . Sold one of my jettas to a good friend of mine I miss it but I get to see it often at least 😃 can't wait to see your car finished and maybe in person once I come visit my cousins in London
      Sad to hear you've sold one of the jetta's but at least its gone to a friend who will hopefully look after it... Great to hear your coming to the UK the car should hopefully be finished soon as I want to take it to a couple of shows... would be great to have a fellow vortex member there...

    9. Member Volkswageneer1990's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 18th, 2009
      Location
      Dallas, TX
      Posts
      6,173
      Vehicles
      1990 Jetta GLI 16V; 1990 Golf GL
      07-14-2012 12:16 PM #289
      What Primer filler did you use on the bumper? And did you spray on the primer filler in an aerosol or spray gun? I'm assuming you brushed on the bumper paint?
      Best 4x100 Thread! Show What You Got!
      Build Thread: Victoria, My 1990 Jetta GLI
      Build Thread: Milan, my 1990 Golf GL

      "18 years old and separated from my GLI because of college. Oh the heartache."

    10. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      07-14-2012 01:52 PM #290
      Quote Originally Posted by Volkswageneer1990 View Post
      What Primer filler did you use on the bumper? And did you spray on the primer filler in an aerosol or spray gun? I'm assuming you brushed on the bumper paint?
      I sanded down the bumper to smooth / etch the surface so the paint can adhere to the plastic... I used one 1k paint as it comes much thicker therefore allows you to thin it down as you want... In this case I didn't thin it down much to enable it to be primer filler to smooth off the bumper as you don't want two different textured effects on the bumper, just make sure its plastic primer... the primer was just brought from a local supplier... it was all sprayed on with a gun the rattle cans wont spray as thickly and smoothly... and the same for the textured paint don't brush it on and don't use rattle cans you get a much more professional look with a gun... As for the textured paint it reacts and textures as soon as you spray it on... Ive had a few emails and posts about this so I will do a step by step tutorial when spraying the rear bumper just encase this hasn't helped much as its kinda hard to explain...

    11. Member Volkswageneer1990's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 18th, 2009
      Location
      Dallas, TX
      Posts
      6,173
      Vehicles
      1990 Jetta GLI 16V; 1990 Golf GL
      07-14-2012 03:36 PM #291
      Quote Originally Posted by TAG TIMER View Post
      I sanded down the bumper to smooth / etch the surface so the paint can adhere to the plastic... I used one 1k paint as it comes much thicker therefore allows you to thin it down as you want... In this case I didn't thin it down much to enable it to be primer filler to smooth off the bumper as you don't want two different textured effects on the bumper, just make sure its plastic primer... the primer was just brought from a local supplier... it was all sprayed on with a gun the rattle cans wont spray as thickly and smoothly... and the same for the textured paint don't brush it on and don't use rattle cans you get a much more professional look with a gun... As for the textured paint it reacts and textures as soon as you spray it on... Ive had a few emails and posts about this so I will do a step by step tutorial when spraying the rear bumper just encase this hasn't helped much as its kinda hard to explain...
      I understand somewhat, but the step by step tutorial that you speak of should help clear the air on what exactly you did.

      In any case the bumper looks brand new!!!
      Best 4x100 Thread! Show What You Got!
      Build Thread: Victoria, My 1990 Jetta GLI
      Build Thread: Milan, my 1990 Golf GL

      "18 years old and separated from my GLI because of college. Oh the heartache."

    12. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      07-14-2012 04:07 PM #292
      Thanks mate I was really impressed with how it came out. No probs mate ill do one soon... will keep you updated...

    13. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      07-16-2012 08:45 PM #293
      1st start up without exhaust (sorry the screen is a bit dirty)

      Last edited by TAG TIMER; 07-16-2012 at 09:18 PM.

    14. Member mk2fu's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 13th, 2007
      Location
      Ontario
      Posts
      3,408
      07-16-2012 09:22 PM #294
      awesome
      bankrupt.

    15. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      07-21-2012 10:16 PM #295
      Quote Originally Posted by mk2fu View Post
      awesome
      thanks buddy

    16. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      07-21-2012 10:23 PM #296
      Hello Vortex just another little update showing the car being put back together

      The fronts back together


      New weather proofing


      Also polished up the inside of the doors

      Got a cover for the radiator but it didn't suit the engine so I covered it with some grip tape



      Also refurbish the toe cover and apron grill



      And once again a massive thanks to my big bro the brains behind this build
      and our friend John Tracy for this massive help...

    17. Member euro_1.8t_gti's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 7th, 2004
      Location
      CANADIAN BACON
      Posts
      2,923
      Vehicles
      1987 Jetta coupe vr, 1990 Golf, 1988 Jetta aaz
      07-21-2012 11:10 PM #297
      Moe looks great love it.
      One thing can you get me a tow hook cover ? I need one bad for my Golf
      Let me know
      Das Coupe
      MK1 Mayhem-- http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...712-MK1-Mayhem
      MK2 Militia--http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...00-MK2-Militia

    18. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      07-22-2012 07:09 PM #298
      Quote Originally Posted by euro_1.8t_gti View Post
      Moe looks great love it.
      One thing can you get me a tow hook cover ? I need one bad for my Golf
      Let me know
      Thanks mate do you want one like mine or the older model ones? Can you get rear electric window surrounds?

    19. Member euro_1.8t_gti's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 7th, 2004
      Location
      CANADIAN BACON
      Posts
      2,923
      Vehicles
      1987 Jetta coupe vr, 1990 Golf, 1988 Jetta aaz
      07-22-2012 07:49 PM #299
      Moe I need one exactly like yours , send me a picture of the older ones for reference so I know, and u will take a look at the surrounds
      Das Coupe
      MK1 Mayhem-- http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...712-MK1-Mayhem
      MK2 Militia--http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...00-MK2-Militia

    20. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      07-22-2012 08:05 PM #300
      I don't have a picture of one but I know they are different as I've seen one at the breakers and its mounted differently all depends on the year of your car?

      there is a guy selling new ones on UK ebay but its on bidding how much would you be prepared to pay? it will cost £10 to post to you from me keep that in mind...

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GOLF-MK2-F...item3f1a208efa

      can you also locate me some rear electric window surrounds...

    21. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      07-23-2012 03:59 PM #301
      Another update

      Put on some sill protection



      Also put some protection on the inner part of the door frame to protect from seat belts being thrown at the paint... This might be a bit OTT but after spraying the car i want to keep it protected. plus i think it looks very nice and OEM...

      And spent a couple hours clean the car (washed, Aqua waxed, and resin polished )









      Hope you like thanks

    22. Member veedubv5's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 23rd, 2007
      Location
      Bromley, Kent, UK
      Posts
      134
      Vehicles
      Audi A3 2.0T Sportback DSG S-Line 2006
      07-23-2012 04:41 PM #302
      Miles away from you brother, but you doing a great job...See you in two weeks, let me finish enjoying a fine Hungarian Beer Laters

    23. Member thebusta120's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 13th, 2010
      Location
      Pickle Palace CT
      Posts
      475
      Vehicles
      1992 vw jetta
      07-23-2012 06:03 PM #303
      So classy
      Quote Originally Posted by wwtd View Post
      my VW takes me to the strip club and waits outside.

    24. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      08-05-2012 02:05 PM #304
      Quote Originally Posted by thebusta120 View Post
      So classy
      Thanks buddy

    25. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      08-05-2012 02:20 PM #305
      another update, this time the rear bumper is refurbished and I've taken step by step pictures to do a tutorial...

      Things you will need

      from left to right plastic primer, paint thinner, and the APP textured bumper paint


      180 grit sanding pads and sander

      some cheap standard paint thinner to clean you gun and you bumper before spraying, and of-course a paint gun and compressor is needed...




      bumper before
      you want to sand it down so its all smooth and even you don't want two different textures on your bumper. after this spray with the 1k primer thin it down with some paint thinner at a ratio of one part thinner to two parts paint... After this is done and dried wet and dry the bumper to smooth off any imperfections...REMEMBER TO CLEAN THE SURFACE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF STANDARD THINNER BEFORE EVERY SPRAY...




      at this point give it another goat of the primer at the same ration leave it to dry and then you are ready to coat it in the APP bumper paint
      FINISHED PRODUCT








      Hope this helps for those of you that messaged me about it... If it doesn't fell free to message or post questions...
      Last edited by TAG TIMER; 08-05-2012 at 02:34 PM.

    26. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 23rd, 2011
      Location
      Oak Grove, KY
      Posts
      427
      Vehicles
      87 Jetta Coupe 00 Beater Golf
      08-05-2012 06:12 PM #306
      Wow this is a great looking Jetta.
      Disregard my new username and low post count, I've been here for a long time I just can't get onto my old account...

      -Adam

    27. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      08-06-2012 09:55 AM #307
      Quote Originally Posted by WannabemkIV View Post
      Wow this is a great looking Jetta.

    28. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      08-06-2012 10:03 AM #308
      muffler fitted, cost us an arm and leg but all custom built and stainless steel with a lifetime guarantee...








      hidden 2.5" diesel style tip

      hope you guys approve

    29. Member Unit01's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 26th, 2008
      Location
      Las Vegas
      Posts
      1,862
      Vehicles
      Mk1, Mk2, Mk6, E30 and some Tomo's.
      08-12-2012 03:35 PM #309
      Immaculate!

      What and how exactly is that radiator cover attached? What did you use to roll those pipes?
      Last edited by Unit01; 08-12-2012 at 03:44 PM.

    30. Member
      Join Date
      May 30th, 2010
      Location
      Germany
      Posts
      2,704
      Vehicles
      80 W126, 83 MK2, 91 Corrado G60, 10 bagged Passat TDI Wagon
      08-13-2012 11:36 AM #310
      Just read your whole thread.

      Awesome progress and a nice project
      My MK4My MK2
      • FS: Artec Turbo P
      • FVCKD FB | Flickr

    31. Member Mean 'n Green86's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2006
      Location
      mount joy PA
      Posts
      2,837
      Vehicles
      07 Passat Wagon
      08-14-2012 02:52 PM #311
      this car is awesome, the execution of detail in this build is fantastic
      VW's the older the better
      http://www.4everkustoms.com/ <=THE BEST
      BUY MY PARTS MKII MOSTLY
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...7#post82154097

    32. Member MOTA BOY's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 21st, 2007
      Location
      Calgary/AB/Canada
      Posts
      931
      Vehicles
      VW Golf MKII GTI KR(T) 1990, MKIV 2.0 2003.
      08-14-2012 03:38 PM #312



      Subscribed!

    33. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      09-02-2012 06:09 PM #313
      Quote Originally Posted by Unit01 View Post
      Immaculate!

      What and how exactly is that radiator cover attached? What did you use to roll those pipes?
      thanks buddy the radiator strip come with some high temperature adhesive...

      Quote Originally Posted by Schümey View Post
      Just read your whole thread.

      Awesome progress and a nice project


      Quote Originally Posted by Mean 'n Green86 View Post
      this car is awesome, the execution of detail in this build is fantastic


      Quote Originally Posted by MOTA BOY View Post



      Subscribed!

    34. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      09-02-2012 06:43 PM #314
      Hello fellow dubbers

      Sorry for the delay but work has taken over, but there has been progress

      Firstly managed to source a new grill as the old one wasn't holding the bottom trim properly and had a few scratches etc. And also sourced a new bottom trim that I had painted.
      Old


      New



      And my oil breather reservoir made from a bike water bottle

      New winter wheels Ronal LS
      Stripped

      Primer

      Paint but still needs more polishing on the lip...







      New brake pressure cylinder

      vortex stickers on

      Interior



      Few bits that came in the post


      hope you guys and girls like
      Last edited by TAG TIMER; 09-02-2012 at 06:46 PM.

    35. Member TAG TIMER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 8th, 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      347
      09-22-2012 08:37 AM #315


      with the daily Polo GTI


      Autoglym Clayed and resin polished...






      On the way to Players 6.0

      At Players got invited into the main Bunker was really happy awesome show



      A picture I found online


    Page 9 of 10 FirstFirst ... 5678910 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •