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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Areas exposed to stone chipping

Body areas exposed to stone chipping

  Note
The marked areas are exposed to stone chipping.
When sanding these areas, note thicknesses of the paint structure and avoid sanding through. This is the only way to ensure long-term corrosion protection.
–  It is recommended to carefully sand the marked area by hand to avoid “sanding through” the cathodic dip primer.
Body overview, 2-door

Body areas exposed to stone chipping

 
  Note
The marked areas are exposed to stone chipping.
When sanding these areas, note thicknesses of the paint structure and avoid sanding through. This is the only way to ensure long-term corrosion protection.
–  It is recommended to carefully sand the marked area by hand to avoid “sanding through” the cathodic dip primer.
Body overview, 4-door

Body areas exposed to stone chipping

Structure of factory finish, clear coat
Clear coat, 2-door  -  Clear coat Only the coloured areas of the body receive a clear coat.         ...

Masking areas
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Other materials:

Identification of Valeo heater and air conditioning unit
  Note Pay attention to correct assignment when replacing components. The combination of different makes of component is not permitted → Electronic Parts Catalogue. –  Remove left centre console trim ...

Assembly overview - wheel housing trim, estate
  Note The illustration shows the wheel housing trim on the left side. The right-hand side is similar (mirror image of left-hand side). I: Vehicles without side padding II: Vehicles with side padding 1 -  Wheel housing tri ...

Checking holding pressure
Special tools and workshop equipment required Removal wedge -3409- Pressure tester -VAS 6550- Connector cable -VAS 6550/3-3- Connector cable -VAS 6550/3-4- Vehicle diagnostic tester   ...

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