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Old March 26th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #451
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Amazing build!! It's difficult to even tell it is a VW at all. It deserves some magazine coverage!!!!

Very nice job Mark!!
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Old April 19th, 2012, 07:06 AM   #452
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Ok for you paint gurus.

Already ran this one by Spencer (OB Customs) and he is as equally puzzled by what's happening to my paint. Ok a little overstatement there, I should say this one little area. This is the top edge of the rear decklid. Below is in the engine compartment, slightly in front of the fan shroud.

Here is a super close up when the car is cool and just sitting there:

Nothing unusual right?

Now go drive it for a little and let the motor warm up. Turn it off...

Freakin bubble in the paint. But this is where it gets weird....

Let it cool off again:

Bubble goes away!! WHAT!?!!??

I will say that at just the right angle in the perfect light, if you look REALLY hard, you can see just a slight residual ring of where the bubble was. Yes, I photographed the same area of where the bubble appeared. In fact in the after cooling photo, I cannot tell you exactly where the bubble appears.

Go drive it again....bubble comes back. This certainly cannot be good.

What's going on?

Spencer and I discussed what needs to be done in order to fix it (which involves digging down through this area and starting over, respray and clear) that's not the issue under debate.

What I'm curious about is what is happening in this exact area?

Ideas?
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Old April 19th, 2012, 07:52 AM   #453
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If you wet sanded the car and used any filler there is always a micro chance that a small bit of moisture found it's way into a tiny pocket (think hair width) and expands just enough when heated.
You better just strip the car and get it back to stock. Nobody likes customs. Stock is where it's at!!!!!
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:25 AM   #454
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That's some crazy shit!!!
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:25 AM   #455
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You brought a hot custom to life and she's breathing...(!)she's alive I say, alive!! Or, perhaps she just has a zit.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #456
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my first thought was water. I had the same problem with the Buick I painted. The bubbles on mine wern't that big but are all over the car. I only found them after I started buffing it, they showed up and looked like dirt, so I started sanding the dirt out and went to metal. Mine was narrowed down to water in the air line, that looks more like a hairline crack

Either way the car still looks awesome
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Old April 19th, 2012, 10:16 AM   #457
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Can you get to the underside and try to insulate it to see if it stops?
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Old April 19th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #458
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Since repainting is not the issue, just curiosity, use a very sharp needle, when it appears again, poke it close to the edge at a sharp angle to the center, roll your finger over it to the hole and see what comes out. Heat is the activator of course, but it could also be something as an air bubble in between the layers of paint at the surface, (if there is no bondo here). Usually a bubble in bondo, or some chemical contaminate got on the surface, water, someone's sweat droplet, even the beginning of a new rust spot not seen the first time around. I've seen it happen before from just the heat of the day.
Insulating it underneath may stop it, but I bet if you park it in the sun on a really hot day, it's gonna show up again.
But no matter what, to fix it right, strip and repaint the area.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #459
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Strip it down and restore to stock...that's funny right thar!

There is a little room to insulate but I'm afraid that won't keep the zit spot from coming back on a hot summer day.

The forecast is for two really nice days this weekend. The car will be drivenfor sure but I'll find some time to stick a needle in it. Just for fun and out of curiosity. Re-painting the rear deck is inevitable. Kinda sucks.

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Old April 19th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #460
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it can only be two things,contamination when it was sprayed or a small pinhole inside the bondo. My guess would also be water contamination. Painting can be so rewarding or so very frustrating.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #461
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I'm thinking every time you drive it the car gets over excited and starts to sport an erection
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Old May 9th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #462
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Great build.... Lot's 'o' work and trouble... You succeeded, and now this..:
http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/cto/2928055571.html
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He has sold all his creations
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #464
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If Mark is anything like me, it's more fun to build than drive...
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Old May 9th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #465
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I too agree with "its more fun to build" theory and it has worked for me quite well.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #466
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Can't get anything past this group.

My buddy has money in it and first rights. He is testing the local island market "just in case."
We are still a few months away from a shipping date. Already getting anxious to start on something new.

I actually enjoy driving the Volkster...it's fun. Creating and building it is always the best part.
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Still waiting on a good outdoor scenery shot , hint hint~
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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #468
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ya know... I would totally give at least 25k for this, but then I remembered the air bubble on the back.. that kinda kills it for me, I'll give ya $200 but I won't make you ship it to me. sound good?


hehe, gotta say, I always feel a tiny bit disappointed to see something this magnificent get made and then sold off to someone who probably won't appreciate it, but i understand that it's more about the design and build than the end result, gotta do what you gotta do..
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Old May 10th, 2012, 07:13 AM   #469
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Don't worry pariah, the bubble will be fixed before it goes anywhere. Haha...

Myth...I will get you those photos...no worries.

I will be driving and showing first of June at the woodburn bug in. Maybe meet up with catbox enroute?
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I should be at the Woodburn show as well. We all need to meet up somewhere.
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I saw that little cloud of smoke in a speedometer as I was hooking up a fuel gauge one time. I took the fuel gauge out of the speedometer and it was toast. I didnít know what caused it. The wiring was correct, that was the first thing I checked. I started looking for another fuel gauge; I ended up buying a complete speedometer off eBay with a working fuel gauge and fuel gauge vibrator cheaper than I could buy just the parts I needed from a supply house. It was for a í72, donít know if í68 uses a vibrator or not. I put the good fuel gauge and vibrator in my speedometer and itís still working today, about 4 years later. All I did was change the parts. I still donít know what caused the first one to burn up. Hope this helps.


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... Creating and building it is always the best part.
Yeah, I can digg it... I guess better to sell when it's all fresh than after a year or so with some nicks and blemishes...
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Old May 10th, 2012, 05:36 PM   #473
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Exactly, let someone else scratch it up.

It would be great to meet some fellow volksrodders at woodburn.
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Exactly, let someone else scratch it up.

It would be great to meet some fellow volksrodders at woodburn.
I agree, meeting fellow Volksrodders sounds great.. I will have my car there running or not...
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hey markh , havenv't been on here in a min. you know life, i myself am a automotive painter and had that exect problem with a hood on a chevy truck i painted, it turned out the customer did the body work on the hood and did it right , but let it sit bare filler and hummity is were the moister got in, we were told in a ppg class to always put a heat lamp on body work that has sat over night. and before spraying primer if it has rained been cold or high hummity . hope this helps
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