[Vwdiesel] Fading red paint (long)

Nate Wall natewall1 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 13 09:34:34 EDT 2003

Well my '85 Jetta TD is the Alpine White. Absolutely
NO clear coat was ever on it. Still has the original
paint. I've kept it waxed over the years, so the paint
still looks great. I think in the '80s vintage was
sort of a transiotion. The solid colors had no clear
coat and the metallics did.

--- LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
>   I thought all of the VW's of that vintage were
> basecoat/clearcoat?  If
> that's
> the case then of course the red would be thin and it
> won't keep a shine and
> oxidizes easily.  I sure know the metallics of that
> vintage are.  With a base
> coat system you don't get the oxidation since
> there's a clear over the red.
> Sounds kind of like paint time.  My Jetta started
> peeling the clear this year.
>      Loren
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