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    Another mk1 shaped car

    whilst my golf has been in the body shop for so long, i was missing driving it. so i bought myself a caddy to replace my mk3. its a 1.9td and is great for carrying bikes in. just needs a new gear linkage and a few other little things.


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    Re: Another mk1 shaped car

    looks tidy mate

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    Re: Another mk1 shaped car

    So here are a couple more pics of the caddy, having the underside sprayed with engine oil to try and protect it thoughout winter with it being my daily. also a couple of pics of my golf from a while ago on its way to the body shop.

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    sprayed with engine oil??? not heard of that one before...

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    Re: Another mk1 shaped car

    yeah same here what benefits does oil have over normal waxoyl???
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    no benefits really over waxoyl, just for ease of application really. local garage down the road from me does it. its applied with an air compressor so gets good coverage. does the same job of preventing rust underneath. Although i have spent a good few hours underneath the golf applying waxoyl, where as to get full coverage underneath, including the hard to reach bits took just under an hour.

    but yeah,it does the same job.

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    Re: Another mk1 shaped car

    Quote Originally Posted by ollie_d View Post
    no benefits really over waxoyl, just for ease of application really. local garage down the road from me does it. its applied with an air compressor so gets good coverage. does the same job of preventing rust underneath. Although i have spent a good few hours underneath the golf applying waxoyl, where as to get full coverage underneath, including the hard to reach bits took just under an hour.

    but yeah,it does the same job.
    It's even better if you mix them both I reckon. Always do my cars before winter, filthy job!
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    I'd go for underbody schutz or stonechip underseal which has a mottled rubbery texture and deflects stones etc giving a bit more protection. both also are touch dry in a couple of hours and fully dry in 24 hours (stonechip guard can be painted over). An oil spray will stay wet / tacky until it has collected enough road dirt to dry the surface, which in turn then holds water! Plus should you require any welding in the future, many garages won't touch it if it's been oil sprayed as its a barsteward to clean up and prep! It is cheaper though! Used engine oil- advantageous disposal for a garage so labour only, or schutz/ stonechip- £5 a litre approx, 4-5 should cover a golf, 8ish for a t4 as an example.

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    ive got a tin of schultz to do the bora but have never got round to getting it sorted
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    Re: Another mk1 shaped car

    To be honest Jimbo it's not necessary on modern VW's, the rust proofing is leagues better.

    Damn, I want a Caddy.

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