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    View Poll Results: What to do with the Type A's?

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    Thread: What color should I do with the Type A's?

    1. Member Heidelberg2az's Avatar
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      03-09-2012 07:53 PM #1
      So just wanting to see what you guys think. Spring, Shows( Woerthersee, RustnRoll) are coming and I need to get these Borbet Type A's repainted and on the car before then. They currently are black. Jetta is polar silver. I always found the paint code amusing since the car to me looks nothing silver but more of a champagne/tan color. Just cant decide if I wanna just go re-paint them black or do a different color. Just cant decide on what other color would work nicely without getting too "sceney" let me know what ya think.
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      03-11-2012 04:16 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Heidelberg2az View Post
      So just wanting to see what you guys think. Spring, Shows( Woerthersee, RustnRoll) are coming and I need to get these Borbet Type A's repainted and on the car before then. They currently are black. Jetta is polar silver. I always found the paint code amusing since the car to me looks nothing silver but more of a champagne/tan color. Just cant decide if I wanna just go re-paint them black or do a different color. Just cant decide on what other color would work nicely without getting too "sceney" let me know what ya think.
      Polished type A's are the dope shizz. Or silver paint. It's one of those wheels I always liked in a bright color.
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      03-12-2012 05:53 AM #3
      What about color matching the centers to the car, and polishing the lips?
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      03-12-2012 08:19 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by 88Jetta350 View Post
      What about color matching the centers to the car, and polishing the lips?
      not a bad idea except that I have no clue how hard it would be to match the polar silver paint. Wonder if VW still sells it
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      03-12-2012 05:41 PM #5
      A buddy of mine found a place down here, took the pain code to them for his MKI Jetta and they mixed it right there on the spot. 60 euro for 1 quart w/ clear coat. The color match was amazing!

      I was gonna say just color match them, but color match with polished lip would be effin amazing! You want me to get you a price for blasting and painting the centers? Polishing would be all you! I am sure it would be better to have them polished first, that way once the paint is laid, they can be cleared together. Let me know man!
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      03-12-2012 05:49 PM #6
      Name of said shop? Phone number?

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      03-13-2012 04:56 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by JonLott View Post
      A buddy of mine found a place down here, took the pain code to them for his MKI Jetta and they mixed it right there on the spot. 60 euro for 1 quart w/ clear coat. The color match was amazing!

      I was gonna say just color match them, but color match with polished lip would be effin amazing! You want me to get you a price for blasting and painting the centers? Polishing would be all you! I am sure it would be better to have them polished first, that way once the paint is laid, they can be cleared together. Let me know man!
      yea Jon for sure let me know. I dont know one thing about polishing anything though haha. Anyone wanna help? Ill provide lol
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      03-13-2012 05:38 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Heidelberg2az View Post
      yea Jon for sure let me know. I dont know one thing about polishing anything though haha. Anyone wanna help? Ill provide lol
      Start with fine grit sandpaper and rub rubrub rubrub rubrub rubrub rubrub rubrub rubrub rubrub rub until your fingers fall off, and then go to a finer grit, and then finer, and then finer, and then finer, and then end up with a polishing cloth and compound.

      At least, that's how my Z's valve cover and intake went. They were complex shapes and pretty rough cast. Wheels should be easier.
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      03-13-2012 01:58 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 88Jetta350 View Post
      Name of said shop? Phone number?

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      I will get it from my buddy, or look up markaviles on here.
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