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My golf's bodywork was truly in a sorry state when I bought it 3 months ago. One or two shopping trolley accidents too many.Maybe more [:'(]

I could not resist buying the car because of its low mileage and a neat interior.

Luckily I paid way below the asking price. Allowing me to budget for some cosmetic repairs. [:|]

My journey began when I was introduced to the wonderful and expensive world of uk-mkivs. [Y]

It all started with me trying to source all the bits and pieces. I soon discovered that there is only one man in town that can find everything I need.

***Kool-VW to the rescue!***

The whole front of the car needed attention. I made a decision that it would be better to replace all the accident damaged panels with brand new genuine panels and have it professionally fitted and sprayed to showroom condition or hopefully close to being spotless! What started out as a front only respray, ended up as a full respray bar the roof and tailgate/bumper.

The colour is Jazz blue. I know it is not to everybody's liking but I seem to like it! [H]

Here is just short list of parts I've managed to buy through Shaq. (All Genuine VAG items)

  • Bonnet and seals
  • Front Wings/fenders
  • Anni Front Valance
  • Front Bumper
  • Arch Liners (yes I know I've gone over the top in trying to restore my ride)
  • Front Grill and badge (Remember I'm going for the brand new look)
  • Bump strips all around

Only the headlights were kept.

This pic was taken when I viewed the car for the first time before I parted with my cash
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Some of the parts ready for paint in the body shop
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The old and new together
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These photos where taken the day after it came out of the spray booth.
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Progress shots during its 2 week stay. http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0018.jpg http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0030.jpg http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0021.jpg http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0029.jpg http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0028.jpg

Prep work inside the spray-booth. http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0060.jpg http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0061.jpg http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0059.jpg http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0058.jpg

Finally its coming together. http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0062.jpg http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0063.jpg http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/Golf%20Progress/IMG_0064.jpg

And Finally the end result. I'm very pleased. The photo taken today just before it started to rain. http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/bulletjie2006/After_front.jpg











****Photos taken today - Sunday***

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Thanks for looking [;)]

jacoz
 

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Big job but looks very tidy! Was there alot of damage to the lower doors?? As it looks like form the shots you've taken they've had quite a bit done to them!

Definately looks like its just come from VW new though! [:D]
 

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Looking good mate[Y] Judging by the preping thats been done,there must have been a fair bit of damage to the car.[:|]

I like Jazz blue. Was considering buying a golf in that colour myself.Just wish VW had made it a mettalic;I think it would have sold a lot more!!

GOOF
 

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Looking good mate[Y] Judging by the prepping that's been done, there must
have been a fair bit of damage to the car.[:|]
There was no damage to the doors. The rub strips looked tatty as they have been
glued back and resprayed. The attention to detail was poor and I couldn't live
with it. One could see where the paint was touched up previously. Little things
I've overlooked when I bought the car.

No filler was used to repair the doors. As I understand it, the grey paint
is a kind of primer that is applied then sanded down to take out very small
dents. Prep work is the most important part of a respray and the bodyshop had
to spend quite a bit of time correcting the previous touching up. Very annoying.
Bud the end result is good.

I'm going to apply some poorboys EX-P and Megs NXT tech wax today.(Which order though?) [*-)] Will update with
some more pics from different angles.
 

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Excellent build up pics [Y] Which bodyshop did the work?
Bodycraft Car & Commercial in Maidenhead. They do most of there work for Cordwallis VW. Top blokes [Y]
 

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If its new paint don't you have to leave it for a few weeks, (or months even?) before applying anything so the new paint can breathe? Or am I just off on the wrong foot here... [:)]
 

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That looks mint i'd love to do the same to my golf as the rubstrips,valances,bumpers all need a respray as they have little niggles here and there.. All in all your car looks MINT.. [y]

Sat [y]
 

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Outstanding work there mate, looks brand new! You must have saved a big wod of cash from the sale of the car to do all that!!
 

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excellent job! so much damage and only 3yrs old!

how much u buy for? and how much all that work cost????

i got a few stone chips that i dont like and really want rid off
 

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Did they do a complete re-spray or just the panels pictured above. Would be interested in ball-park cost; have some tidying up to do myself!
 

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Did they do a complete re-spray or just the panels pictured above. Would be interested in ball-park cost; have some tidying up to do myself!
Only the roof, tailgait and rear bumber did not receive a respray. I paid £1800 for the job. What do you guys think, is it a fair price or was I ripped off?
 

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Probably a fair price though i don't know. I would be happy just to know that everything had been taken to pieces and done properly and then re assembled like that. Too many places just happy to do a rough mask but its in later years when the poor detailing shows. Nice to see someone doing the job properly[Y]
 
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