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Re: [T3] Removing undercoating?

on 1/1/2003 5:57 PM, Jim Adney at jadney@vwtype3.org wrote:

> If it is still soft and hard to remove from the metal surface, then you should
> consider just leaving it in place. It sounds to me like it is still doing its
> job, and you might do more harm than good trying to remove it, especially if
> you use heat to do it.

I ended up buying a heat gun as that was cheaper than a disposable torch,
the heat gun was $44, and the cheapest torch was $59! I got it all off and
painted it with POR-15, and sealed all of the seams with POR patch, so
hopefully it will be better protected now.

The undercoating that was still soft was really stuck on there well, so I
think it was probably good stuff, but unfortunately most of it had gone hard
so I decided it was better to take it all off now, rather than paint bits
and have the rest start to go hard and rust further down the track.

On another note, there are some numbers on the rear shock mount, just above
the spring plate. They are white stencil, and say "TL,S,2,1". Anyone know
what these are for?

Ben Doughney

'75 1200L
'63 1200 - Ringo
'71 1600TL


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