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    Thread: start of something good! (8v jetta build)

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      04-02-2012 01:38 PM #1
      i recently purchased my first vw here's the specs.

      1991 jetta gl
      Tornado Red
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      the day i brought her home




      some back to black and a good detail later.



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      04-02-2012 01:57 PM #2
      looks good

      get a bottle of this for your black trim. that other stuff will wash off. 2 coats of this and you'll be good for a year wipe off whatever gets on your paint with a wet rag.

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      04-02-2012 01:59 PM #3
      and of you use a heat gun first to burn off the oxidation and then use the kiwi it will really look good

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      04-02-2012 02:09 PM #4
      love jetta's so whats the plans for her
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      04-02-2012 02:18 PM #5
      New front bumper in the near future?lol Other than that looks like a solid buy.

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      04-02-2012 03:16 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Fattmatt View Post
      looks good

      get a bottle of this for your black trim. that other stuff will wash off. 2 coats of this and you'll be good for a year wipe off whatever gets on your paint with a wet rag.
      to be honest the back to black has stayed for a long time now, granted i did a very thorough job on the trim.

      Quote Originally Posted by Fattmatt View Post
      and of you use a heat gun first to burn off the oxidation and then use the kiwi it will really look good
      i will keep this in mind if it ever does fade.

      Quote Originally Posted by db3ck View Post
      love jetta's so whats the plans for her
      Quote Originally Posted by Estacaco View Post
      New front bumper in the near future?lol Other than that looks like a solid buy.
      as for plans i have the following

      - raceland ultimo coil-overs or similar product
      - new front and rear bumper covers
      - roof rack
      - eventually rml snowflake replicas 15x8


      very possibly a g60 swap but idk just yet, shes my daily and i love her for what she is now.



      on with another update! revamped headliner and new wink mirror!






      timing and v belts replaced new coolant bubble and pentafrost coolant!



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      04-02-2012 03:40 PM #7
      oh and also going quad round headlights!

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      04-03-2012 09:44 AM #8
      And i come out of lowes yesterday to this


      fml

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      04-03-2012 12:04 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by jhein View Post
      And i come out of lowes yesterday to this
      Maybe they seen your headliner and got pissed off?

      While that sucks, you got lucky with that damage.

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      04-03-2012 12:20 PM #10
      i like the headliner, srry to hear about the tail light man but atleast thats it
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      04-03-2012 07:38 PM #11
      Be glad your plate tub is in one piece. Tail lights are EASY to find. Plate tubs on the other hand....

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      04-03-2012 10:10 PM #12
      Looks great man. Look forward to seeing some updates.

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      04-04-2012 12:56 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by jhein View Post
      oh and also going quad round headlights!

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      04-04-2012 09:07 AM #14
      thanks for the love guys (no homo) ill have updates coming soon, i ordered my raceland ultimos' but they are on back order =[ but ill be low soon.

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      04-04-2012 11:37 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Estacaco View Post
      Be glad your plate tub is in one piece. Tail lights are EASY to find. Plate tubs on the other hand....
      Plate tub? Nah man...that's .nothing, I was thinking more along the lines of quarter panel damage or damage at the lower panel below the trunk lid, damage in that area would have completely sucked.

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      04-04-2012 11:41 AM #16
      I would just paint the bumpers. It will last longer and look better.

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      04-06-2012 01:55 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by cyclops594 View Post
      Plate tub? Nah man...that's .nothing, I was thinking more along the lines of quarter panel damage or damage at the lower panel below the trunk lid, damage in that area would have completely sucked.
      True it would have sucked but at least repair panels are available. I'm still on the look for a mint plate tub. Mines close but still broken where it meets the tails.

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      04-09-2012 06:51 PM #18
      got the tailight replaced today... found it at speedway salvage intact and already off the car....lucky there is only 2 on the lot! will post pics tomorrow.

      recieved my grill for the quad round setup and a quick mock up

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      04-10-2012 08:29 AM #19
      im not much of a fan for quad rounds but it will look good once its on
      Eva: 90 b3 wagon

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      04-13-2012 12:02 PM #20
      Fixed my tailight!

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      04-13-2012 01:18 PM #21
      [QUOTE=jhein;76703975]to be honest the back to black has stayed for a long time now, granted i did a very thorough job on the trim.



      i will keep this in mind if it ever does fade.





      as for plans i have the following

      - raceland ultimo coil-overs or similar product
      - new front and rear bumper covers
      - roof rack
      - eventually rml snowflake replicas 15x8


      very possibly a g60 swap but idk just yet, shes my daily and i love her for what she is now.



      on with another update! revamped headliner and new wink mirror!




      timing and v belts replaced new coolant bubble and pentafrost coolant!





      Clean car btw

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      04-13-2012 01:26 PM #22
      Reminds me of my current Jetta when I brought her home. Only she was so far faded in spots it looked white. Tail lights are easy to get, and so are plate tubs. Mine was broken, Bought a tub for the car for almost nothing and another one on the cheap too.

      The only thing I dislike is that where I live now daily I see at least 5 Red big bumper Jettas, all rolling steelies, and one other with quad rounds. But to the best of me knowing mines the only one my way with black bumpers and a GTX spoiler.

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      05-09-2012 06:34 PM #23
      pic update!

      so got tired of applying the back to black and went the kiwi route....stays alot better.


      raceland ultimos shipped today should have them by next week!

      buying a quad round support and lights next week if i find a good set...

      debating on going matte black vinyl wrap.....

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      05-10-2012 06:40 PM #25
      retrofit! check! now has R-134a! now if only i was getting power to the compressor.....



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