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  1. Slow Bodywork repair advice

    General T4 Chat
    Hi All, I'm a 21 year old student and have just about been able to afford my first project, a T4! She is mechanically pretty sound but needs a fair bit of work on the body which im hoping to do myself. Im looking to have it resprayed at a later date when i can afford it but don't mind it looking...
  2. Paint code missing.

    General T4 Chat
    Hello there. I having a nightmare trying to find the paint code of my van. I’m told that usually it’s under the pocket that’s to the right of the drivers seat but unfortunately it’s not there. I’ve emailed vw but they say they don’t have that information of my van because it’s an older version...
  3. What colour vinyl would match this?

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Does anyone know what colour blue this is? and if it's possible to get a reasonably close vinyl match?
  4. Top Coating in Bristol

    Customising / Modding
    Hi! I'm getting my van artistically painted this month but I'm looking for recommendations for people who can do a Top Coat or Laquer to the whole van to protect it. So far when I have asked bodyshops to quote they are put off by doing the whole thing and only seem to want to do 1 panel. Thanks H
  5. recommended bodywork repairs

    New T4 Members Forum
    Can anyone recommend a reliable paintshop/ body repairer in the Ipswich area? I'm looking to get rust treated and resprayed around the front windscreen and rear screen before it gets too bad. Cheers, Rich:)
  6. Advice needed re re-spray!

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hiya, I have a lovely black T4 which is just turning 20 yrs old, and the time has come for her to get a new paint job. There are a few rust patches on the wheel arches, and some sod just dented the passenger door in a car park and did a runner! Can anyone recommend anywhere to get her prepped...
  7. Painting interior sliding door rail?

    Can I spray the interior sliding door rail (near the ceiling) with regular spray paint? The bodywork is green and eventually i'll get the outside sprayed with a different colour, however Id rather not strip out all the interior carpeting/insulation ive already installed. The door rail is too...
  8. Roller or spray or brush

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    I dont have access to compressors and also my drive isnt covered/sheltered and I want to paint the lower 1/3rd of my van in a nice retro orange. Should I use a roller, brush or spray? Any advice very welcome. My previous body work attempts haven't been great. Also should I finish with a lacquer...
  9. Custom airbrush artwork

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi guys I'm an airbrush artist from the West Midlands specialising in bespoke designs for the automotive trade. Just here to introduce myself let me know what you think of my work. Looking to expand into VW's. Www.facebook.com/sigreenawaysigma
  10. How to Paint MDF Unit T4

    General T4 Chat
    Hi Have decided I am going to spend the winter upgrading the interior of my T4 ready for next year. I have had a chat with the guy from SPD campers and he sells Plain MDF units for about £200 or laminated ones for £395. He seems like a nice bloke and very approachable. I was wondering if...
  11. Praying tambour doors

    I have a tambour door in the usual place in our van. I'm doing the conversion at the mo. The door is currently silver which doesn't go with the overall scheme of the van. I'd like to spray it. Has anyone gone down this road before or any paint experts that can make some suggestions of what to...
  12. Paint work - restore after long time outside

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hey everyone, I've been in indo for the last 8 months, which is great... however my lwb T4 was left to sit outside for that entire time. Whilst i got Indo perfection the poor girl got a british winter. I'm back and want to make her beautiful again. I ran her through the car wash today to see...
  13. Rattle cans?

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    hi folks. Im going to need to spray a few small stone chip repairs I've picked up over the past winter. Can anyone recommend a particular type or manufacturer / supplier for spray paint? There are a good few online but obviously a good website is no guarantee that the paint they sell is any...
  14. t4 wrap or paint advice...

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    hi, anyone have any advice as to whether I'm better getting my t4 wrapped rather than painted how much should each cost? I have a red t4, it's a standard colour which I'm happy to keep, there are quite a few patches of bodywork that need sorting which means there will be loads of patches, can...
  15. Respray

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi there, just bought a t4 lwb to convert. Does anyone know where I can get a cheap re spray. I'm based in Cambridge but am in London quite a bit too but happy to travel. Hoping there's a mate of a mate that does it on the side etc, happy to help mask it and prep etc. On a tight budget...
  16. Paint code - bit of help please..

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi all, I have recently acquired a white 2000/w reg T4, up and over back door (blue dash) Can't find the paint code (doesn't help that I don't know what I'm looking for - but nothing obvious!). Think it's still the Original colour (bad colour match on the petrol cover from a previous owner...
  17. A Guide To Roller Painting Your T4!

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Right guys, some of you lot got very curious when i stated that i was going to roller paint my T4 and asked for more details. I have decided that i will document the bodywork section of my build for the purposes of assiting others and providing what will hopefully be an interesting thread. So...
  18. Chalkboard Paint!

    Looking for little fun cheap bodges at the mo. So came up with this little idea of chalkboard paint so everyone else can decorate it for me! Kids love it and was dirt cheap. Happy Days! T:
  19. Painting my remotec centre caps??

    Wheels & Tyres
    Looking for some idea of how to paint my centre caps for my remotecs? I received two painted with the black inner bits and two without and somehow need to paint the two silver ones to match. I've been round a few wheel places now and they've all pretty much said the same thing, they can't help...
  20. Newly painted dash/door cards and custom sub box

    Had a lovely trip down to VW connections to iron out the last few problems with my 2.4 or 1.9tdi conversion (absolute legends by the way) and thought whilst I was in the area I would drop the van off to Kel at Audiosport for some much needed TLC. Anyway, here are the results so far: PS If...