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Message 805299 - Posted: 5 Sep 2008, 18:32:04 UTC

so I broke down and bought a 1983 vw rabbit GTI.... My question to the masses is, should i paint it flat black or another colour?

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Message 805300 - Posted: 5 Sep 2008, 18:35:43 UTC - in response to Message 805299.  

so I broke down and bought a 1983 vw rabbit GTI.... My question to the masses is, should i paint it flat black or another colour?


If you paint it black it will be hotter in summer.
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Message 805323 - Posted: 5 Sep 2008, 20:58:23 UTC

Do not paint the car. Let it stay as it is.


Your car is an oldie. Please respect the age. LOL
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Message 805330 - Posted: 5 Sep 2008, 21:22:17 UTC - in response to Message 805300.  

If you paint it black it will be hotter in summer.

Not an issue for some guy in canada... ;)

(But it might spare him a few sweeps with the snow brush.)
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Message 805336 - Posted: 5 Sep 2008, 21:49:09 UTC

Looks good as is,

Is it diesel?
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Message 805343 - Posted: 5 Sep 2008, 22:17:47 UTC

Instead of painting the car, a better money inversion is to make sure you have good tyres. I presume an unstable weather condition is usual in Canada with lots of rainy days and even snow and cold to prevent aquaplaning....
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Message 805385 - Posted: 6 Sep 2008, 0:54:22 UTC
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I would keep it the same color.

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Message 805394 - Posted: 6 Sep 2008, 1:11:18 UTC

On a black car, you see every speck of dust, dirt etc. I agree with the majority, the paint job looks good. So save your money for regular maintenance.
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Message 805428 - Posted: 6 Sep 2008, 3:17:53 UTC

Flat black would give you that nice road warrior look, with some nice flat steelies to match.
I've owned about 6 MK1's, not the US built Westmoreland ones though, great fun to drive.
GTI would be 1.8 gas 'big valve head', not diesel.
They were all the rage back in the day. Would have people calling for these heads to bolt onto their regular rabbits to increase air flow, along with headers etc. I work in a "junk yard" (auto recycler) and haven't seen one come through in about 5 years or so on Canada's left coast. Getting hard to find parts for them up here.
Nice ride.

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Message 805466 - Posted: 6 Sep 2008, 8:09:56 UTC

From one guy in Canada to another...paint it rust brown so when it eventually rusts out it'll still look the same.
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Message 805524 - Posted: 6 Sep 2008, 14:29:24 UTC

Here is A pic of my car!! She handles like A dream ;o)


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Message 805537 - Posted: 6 Sep 2008, 15:47:18 UTC


. . . i really like the black finish in Deep Space for mi ride ;))



ps - nice little ride ya got someguy . . . good runabout . . . better wheels as mentioned would help durin' Winter there . . .


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Message 805547 - Posted: 6 Sep 2008, 16:21:41 UTC - in response to Message 805299.  

so I broke down and bought a 1983 vw rabbit GTI.... My question to the masses is, should i paint it flat black or another colour?




Leave it as it is. In the U.K., that car is known as the Golf GTI and is regarded by many afficianados as one of the best 'hot hatches' made - indeed it is preferable to the VR6!




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Message 805778 - Posted: 7 Sep 2008, 7:06:03 UTC

Mr Gray, its gas :(
Dirk, Ive gotten snow tires on order. they are going on oct 30
Iona, where you live is there a abundance of parts over there? ie grille and antenna? we'll talk in pm's
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Message 805876 - Posted: 7 Sep 2008, 15:44:58 UTC - in response to Message 805547.  

so I broke down and bought a 1983 vw rabbit GTI.... My question to the masses is, should i paint it flat black or another colour?




Leave it as it is. In the U.K., that car is known as the Golf GTI and is regarded by many afficianados as one of the best 'hot hatches' made - indeed it is preferable to the VR6!




Is this A wolfsburg edition model?

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Message 805925 - Posted: 7 Sep 2008, 17:38:26 UTC - in response to Message 805876.  

so I broke down and bought a 1983 vw rabbit GTI.... My question to the masses is, should i paint it flat black or another colour?




Leave it as it is. In the U.K., that car is known as the Golf GTI and is regarded by many afficianados as one of the best 'hot hatches' made - indeed it is preferable to the VR6!




Is this A wolfsburg edition model?

Wasn't the wolfsburg a custom one off?


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Message 805926 - Posted: 7 Sep 2008, 17:39:50 UTC - in response to Message 805778.  

Mr Gray, its gas :(
Dirk, Ive gotten snow tires on order. they are going on oct 30
Iona, where you live is there a abundance of parts over there? ie grille and antenna? we'll talk in pm's

J.C. Whitney might have something as well. I know we used to be able to order random parts of rold vehicles from them, but it has been many years since I have tried.


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Message 805928 - Posted: 7 Sep 2008, 17:57:02 UTC
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Or you can check out some of the sites that are dedicated to the car.....here is one, I am sure there are many more...
The Rabbit GTI page...
Check out the favorite links......
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Message 805941 - Posted: 7 Sep 2008, 18:55:03 UTC

I had one guy suggest roller painting the car, thought he was nuts. another one suggest i spray bomb the car. im thinking i should do it professionally thou. any ideas ???
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Message 805957 - Posted: 7 Sep 2008, 19:46:45 UTC - in response to Message 805941.  


I had one guy suggest roller painting the car, thought he was nuts. another one suggest i spray bomb the car. im thinking i should do it professionally thou. any ideas ???



. . . IF you are going to Paint it - and you have the bucks to pay - then do it Professionally

> though - you could do a 'stipple-rag' painting - as in a camouflage technique

< just remember to cover ALL that you don't want 'stippled' . . .

~ this can give you a 'Sense-of-Pride' ~ being that you've done it yourself

and IF you have the artistic talent required . . .

then - go 4 iT Sir!

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