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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Paintwork structure of a factory finish

Structure of a solid-colour (uni) paint finish, conventional
Coat thickness approx. 80-120 µm
1 -  Sheet steel
2 -  Zinc phosphate
3 -  Electrophoretic primer
4 -  Intermediate surfacer
5 -  2-pack uni (solid-colour) top coat
 

Paintwork structure of a factory finish

Structure of a uni (solid-colour) paint finish, waterborne paint
Coat thickness approx. 80-130 µm
1 -  Sheet steel
2 -  Zinc phosphate
3 -  Electrophoretic finish
4 -  Waterborne surfacer
5 -  Waterborne base coat
6 -  2-pack clear coat
 

Paintwork structure of a factory finish

Structure of metallic and pearlescent finish (waterborne paint)
Coat thickness approx. 80-130 µm
1 -  Sheet steel
2 -  Zinc phosphate
3 -  Electrophoretic finish
4 -  Waterborne surfacer
5 -  Metallic or pearlescent waterborne base coat
6 -  2-pack clear coat
 

Paintwork structure of a factory finish

Structure of a two-coat paint finish (conventional)
Coat thickness approx. 100 µm
1 -  Sheet steel
2 -  Zinc phosphate
3 -  Electrophoretic finish
4 -  Intermediate surfacer
5 -  Uni (solid-colour) top coat
6 -  2-pack clear coat
 

Paintwork structure of a factory finish

Structure of the 2010-process finish (waterborne paint)
Coat thickness approx. 80-120 µm
1 -  Sheet steel
2 -  Zinc phosphate
3 -  Electrophoretic finish
4 -  Waterborne base coat (special-effect coat)
5 -  2-pack clear coat
 

Paintwork structure of a factory finish

Structure of a three-coat paint finish (waterborne paint)
Coat thickness approx. 80-140 µm
1 -  Sheet steel
2 -  Zinc phosphate
3 -  Electrophoretic finish
4 -  Waterborne surfacer
5 -  Waterborne base coat (colour-determining base coat)
6 -  Waterborne base coat (special-effect coat)
7 -  2-pack clear coat
  Note
  •   The specifications of coat thickness are approximate because thickness can vary depending on colour and differences between horizontal and vertical surfaces.
  •   The specifications may be exceeded by individual vehicles which have been repainted once or several times. However, this need not be communicated.
 

Paintwork structure of a factory finish

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Removing and installing front parking aid warning buzzer -H22-, RHD vehicles
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