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WE LOVE IT !!!
But the paint is fading and we need to know what to do about it, and it needs music inside! Any suggestions ? We'd appreciated anyone dropping us a line on these topics!

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Could we see some pics of the paint?

It could be wax buildup, or it could actually be fading.

My cyber green bug is faded badly, but, I wax it a ton so it looks like it just drove out of the showroom painted a less-bright cyber green.

Anyway, getting it painted this summer I hope..

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I haven't heard anyone complain of fading paint. :confused:

Did you buy used? Perhaps the previous family didn't keep it clean and waxed. :( Perhaps they waxed too much! :p Buildup can make your paint look faded. If you can, post pics of this.

Welcome to the Org! :wave2: And Congratulations to you for your New Beetle TDI! :party:
 

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Welcome to the family! The newbeetle.org family and the TDI family :)
 

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Original owner told us . . .

This car was never waxed. They had purchased a "clear coat" from the dealer who told them it would never need waxing with the clear coat! It feels like raw paint to the touch. Thinkin about Dupont #7 polish first, then wax. Any suggestions?

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Welcome!!! :banana:

I would suggest starting a post in the Detailing and Cleaning section - you'd probably get a little more traffic in that forum from folks that really know their waxes that might not frequent the new member forum....
http://newbeetle.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=29

You can also search the "Old Forums" to see if anyone had similar issues and how they solved them... (we just moved to these new forums a couple weeks ago and we have years worth of information in the old forums)
http://forums.newbeetle.org/search.php
 

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I know of a greenie in Va that had some paint fade too, and she is a VERY religious detailer.
Tunes? Got iPod?
 

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Eeyore said:
my 2000 tdi Batik blue is looking good.

welcome to the dark side my soot making friend :)

enjoy those 40+ MPG :) :) :)
Have you had glow plug problems. I have a 1998 TDI and have had a lot of glow plug not meeting spec. My mechanic said the OEM g.p. were troublesome. What's your experience?
Mike
 

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my 2000 has only blown 1 glow plug since I have owned it (30k over 2 years) if you are having recurring issues, do a search on tdiclub.com forums regarding the glow plug harness. yours might be corroded and getting bad connections. head to radio shack and get yourself some de-ox-it (about $15).

you can also purchase a new harness pigtail from www.tdiparts.com iirc. they are a very reputable dealer and I highly reccomend them for all your TDI maintenance needs.

Aaron
 
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