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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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Paintwork in Aftersales
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Removing and installing side defroster vent
  Note Removal and installation is described for the side defroster vent on driver side. Follow same instructions for the front passenger side as appropriate. Special tools and workshop equipment required &nb ...

Assembly overview - automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror, with rain and light sensor -G397- and front camera for driver assist systems -R242-
1 -  Front cover For mirror base 2 -  Retaining plate For interior mirror Bonded to windscreen 3 -  Rear cover For mirror base 4 -  Interior mirror Removing and instal ...

Nuts and bolts
Loosen and tighten bolts and securing nuts for covers and housings diagonally. Avoid canting particularly sensitive parts such as comtrol motor with control unit. Loosen and tighten them diagonally in stages. ...

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