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Old November 2nd, 1999, 10:14   #1
BUG*PWR
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New Beetle CT plate BUG*PWR Year: 98 black/black/TDI Packages: Sport, Conv, ABS, CD.Add on's ; Rear no drill spoiler, splash guards, side wind deflectors, fog light grills, Perfect fit bra, mirror bras, logo valve caps, logo mats, yellow calipers, silver pinstripe and NB list decale.


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Old November 2nd, 1999, 15:07   #2
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Whoa,

The bras on the front and mirrors work great on the black! Don't forget to remove them once in a while to avoid paint scratches/mildew from forming underneath.

Nice brakes, Man.
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Old November 2nd, 1999, 15:10   #3
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P.S. Hey, ya missed a spot!
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Old November 3rd, 1999, 08:10   #4
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BeetleGo, Just incase your thinking of doing your calipers.

I painted mine back in April and they still look great. I talked to a lot of people at shows who had painted them also. You can by a kit for $50 to paint them . Or you can do like many of us did and just use Rustoleum. I used the Rustoleum brush on paint. No need to remove the calipers, just the wheels. Cleaned them first with brake cleaner and after they dried painted them with sunburst yellow. The paint flowed real nice, no brush marks when they dried. Actually they looked better than my friends, who paid $50 for the Folic Tech kit. His looks like they could use another coat were mine look solid yellow. It took me about 4 hrs totally. But I also cleaned each wheel front and back and waxed them while the paint was drying. I think waxing the wheels makes it eaiser to get that darn brake dust off.



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Old November 3rd, 1999, 10:04   #5
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My car is white, so I don't think the yellow would look good, but I'm definitely tempted.

Say, fire engine red?

P.S. TVA still doesn't have the running boards available yet, but I'm going for the silver stone guards, fog lamp grills, and "TDI" logo as well, when they get them in.
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Old November 3rd, 1999, 10:23   #6
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BeetleGo, Send me an email and I'll return it with this really Kewl White NB pic you can use for a background. As for the fog light grills I made my own. Same as they sell at TVA here's how. Home Depot sells black plastic gutter screen 10í for $1.99. Cut a 4Ē dia. circle out of heavy cardboard for a pattern. Place the pattern over a piece of gutter screen and with tin snips or heavy sicors cut around the pattern. Waaa Laaa Fog light grills. You have enough material to make about 30 sets. You can even experiment by spray painting them. I did one pair in silver and they held up fairly well. I was giving sets out to all fellow Buglings at VW shows I attended this past summer.

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Old November 3rd, 1999, 23:18   #7
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Hey BUG*PWR I did the same thing for those fog light grills! Seem to work fine. Great minds must think alike.
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Old November 4th, 1999, 05:07   #8
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Sharp!
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Old December 1st, 1999, 04:50   #9
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Hey Buglings, I just noticed the back ordered splash guards are available again. But in black only through TVA. http://www.aiwana.com
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Old December 7th, 1999, 10:20   #10
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Nice photo shot with all the trees in the back ground, almost looks like that NB is flying! We have the black VW front bra on our white NB and I got the flower power bras for the read view mirrors for special effect. I also have the whole huge magnetic stick on peace signs, flowers, etc. for a total "Acid" effect.
 
Old February 29th, 2000, 18:23   #11
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We'll miss you, Gary. Rest in peace.
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Old February 29th, 2000, 20:21   #12
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Norman:
We'll miss you, Gary. Rest in peace.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gary...we'll miss your posts to the NB list serve. Roswell won't be the same without you and Katie.

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Old February 29th, 2000, 21:20   #13
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BUG*PWR:
BeetleGo, Just incase your thinking of doing your calipers.

I painted mine back in April and they still look great. I talked to a lot of people at shows who had painted them also. You can by a kit for $50 to paint them . Or you can do like many of us did and just use Rustoleum. I used the Rustoleum brush on paint. No need to remove the calipers, just the wheels. Cleaned them first with brake cleaner and after they dried painted them with sunburst yellow. The paint flowed real nice, no brush marks when they dried. Actually they looked better than my friends, who paid $50 for the Folic Tech kit. His looks like they could use another coat were mine look solid yellow. It took me about 4 hrs totally. But I also cleaned each wheel front and back and waxed them while the paint was drying. I think waxing the wheels makes it eaiser to get that darn brake dust off.

BUGPWR,,, How long did the yellow paint take to dry? how long for the entire project of painting?
dan,

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Old March 1st, 2000, 08:28   #14
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I'm very sad.
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Old March 2nd, 2000, 06:33   #15
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I am truly saddened by the untimely passing of our friend and Fellow tdiclub member.
REST IN PEACE Gary you will be truly missed.
My deepest condolences to the family.
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