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Chemical Guys VW Care Package: Now this makes a great Christmas gift! This kit is the ultimate collection of car wash supplies, and is the gift that keeps on giving for any VW enthusiast. It contains everything needed to clean and maintain a beautiful shine on any classic Volkswagen. It's really an amazing value, if you added up all 16 pieces of this kit, it's well over $200.00.

Here are the great products included: Butter Wet Wax, Honeydew Snow Foam, Diablo Wheel Gel, Silk Shine Dressing, Signature Glass Cleaner, Speed Wipe Detailer, Detailing Bucket, Cyclone Dirt Trap, Torq Foam Blaster Foam Gun, Microfiber wash mitt, Short handle brush, 4 Microfiber towels and a dressing applicator. Classic VW beginners and professionals alike choose Chemical Guys, not only for the finest car care products, but the world class customer support and vast detailing knowledge. I've personally used Chemical Guys products for years and would highly recommend them.

VW Car Care Package


VW Calendar VW Bugs 2023 Calendar: Yep, it's time for a new Volkswagen calendar. I don't know about you, but I love to see an old school Volkswagen calendar hanging on the wall in my garage. Sure I have a calendar and reminders in my iPhone, but there's something exciting about flipping over the next month to see which VW Bug is coming next, so don't peek!

This VW Bugs Calendar is a brand new 2023 JUMBO calendar.
When hung up calendar is an impressive 17"x 28" and includes a bonus 12 month poster. It easily adds style and functionality anywhere with some super cool Bug pics. Packed full of our favorite classic ride, this huge calendar features a large grid, making it a breeze to keep track of important dates. Each calendar also includes a bonus poster, that is a second 12 month calendar giving you two calendars for the price of one. You get a total of 16 months from 09/22 - 12/23, and with Christmas coming this would make a great gift!

VW Bug Calendar


Sway Bar Hardware Kit: Jon Chabot from Top Line Parts talks about the famous Super Beetle Shimmie. Chabot says, "We are often asked "Will lowering my Super affect the shimmies that I get at about 40 to 55 miles per hour?" To answer this question, we must first know what you have already done to your car in the way of restoring, customizing, and modifying. In most cases the "shimmies" are caused by a combination of bad bushings and out of balance or bent wheel rims. Also, some rims have a different offset than the original, exaggerating the problem further. The condition of every component in the Super Beetle front end must be in perfect condition to prevent problems.

To help with your Super Shimmies we have come out with a NEW Sway Bar Hardware installation kit. If you have lost or damaged sway bar hardware, try this all new hardware kit. The 4130 chromemoly washers are much stronger than original washers, and replace the VW parts exactly. Kits are also supplied with original style castle nuts and cotter pins. All components are zinc plated for a rust free finished look! Once all the proper rebuilding, checking, and balancing has taken place, there will be no more shimmies! Your car can then be lowered successfully with our components, and you will enjoy the best riding and handling bug that VW has ever produced!"

Top Line Parts


Rust BulletRust Bullet Rust Inhibitor: If you're replacing your floor pans or trying to save the old ones, they should be protected against rust. Mine were in pretty good shape so I just wanted to prevent any further damage with a product that stops rust. I did some research on Rust Bullet and found out that their products have been awarded two US patents for superior technology and environmentally friendly rust preventive products. This means that Rust Bullet is a leader in the field of rust prevention as no other rust coating on the market has anything like that to back them up. One of the main benefits of their product is that Rust Bullet simplifies rust prevention by eliminating the need for extensive surface preparation.

Simply ensure that the surface is clean and dry, and start painting. There's no need to remove all of the rust from the surface, just paint right over it! Rust Bullet coatings can be easily applied to a metal surface either by brush, roller or spray. There is no need for a topcoat or under coat which reduces the overall time and cost. Products like POR-15 simply provide a coating on the metal surface, whereas Rust Bullet is specifically designed to penetrate to the metal surface, dehydrate the rust, rendering it inert, it literally kills the rust. This feature helps with better rust prevention for the substrate and attacks rust right at the root level, offering better longevity and protection. Another big difference is that all Rust Bullet coatings are UV Resistant. POR15 requires a topcoat as their rust inhibitors are not resistant to UV rays. Rust Bullet coatings are also more environmentally friendly as compared to other coatings on the market.

Rust Bullet coatings were developed to emit lower emissions, this makes them more sustainable and they are free from heavy metals zinc, chromates, and other harsh chemicals too. I'd recommend Rust Bullet for those that want to save time, money and the mess that comes along with other products. PLUS, you're getting a superior product that will help your Volkswagen withstand the test of time.

Rust Bullet



VW Shop ManualRobert Bentley Repair Manual:
There are a lot of repair manuals out there for your Classic Volkswagen and I've seen just about every one of them. The most famous would most likely be John Muir's "How to keep your Volkswagen Alive". It's a great book that is easy to read and has some of the coolest "Hippie Style" drawings on how to repair your Bug. That being said where do you go for the official Volkswagen repair information? Enter Robert Bentley and his repair manuals for every air-cooled VW. These are the only service manuals that are officially authorized by Volkswagen. This manual was created specifically to cover models built for sale in the United States and Canada and doesn't miss a trick. From my way of thinking you can always tell when a repair manual has been well used by the dog-eared pages and by all of the greasy fingerprints inside. My copy of this informative book is no exception. I can tell you first hand that this manual has saved me many trips to the shop and a ton of money in repair bills.

Here is a sample of the kind of up-to-date information you will find inside: Tune-up and oil change. Specifications and procedures for all models up to the latest 1979 models. Troubleshooting and replacing or repairing every component of the electrical system, complete wiring diagrams. Troubleshooting and repair of the electronic fuel injection system used on 1975 and later models. Troubleshooting, repairing and rebuilding the clutch, manual transmission and Automatic Stick Shift. Rebuilding the carburetor, including the 1974 California-only carburetor, Rebuilding disc and drum brakes, 27 pages of wiring diagrams and 466 pages of what Volkswagen dealership technicians use in the workshop, so you can't get any better than that.

Robert Bentley Official VW Beetle Service Manual


How To Keep Your Volkswagen AliveHow to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: First published in 1969, this classic manual of automotive repair equips VW owners with the knowledge to handle every situation they will come across with any air-cooled Volkswagen built through 1978, including Bugs, Karmann Ghias, vans, and campers. With easy-to-understand, fun-to-read information — for novice and veteran mechanics alike — anecdotal descriptions, and clear language, this book takes the mystery out of diagnostic, maintenance, and repair procedures, and offers some chuckles along the way. This edition features new information on troubleshooting, new photos, and an updated resource list. John Muir (1918-1977) was a writer, mechanic, and expert on the maintenance and repair of Volkswagens. Originally a structural engineer working for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, in the 1960's he quit his job to become a writer and car mechanic in Taos, New Mexico. Muir collaborated with the artist Peter Aschwanden to create the definitive manual for Volkswagen owners, How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive; A Manual of Step by Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot. The first edition sold more than two million copies. In November 1977, Muir passed away from a brain tumor, but his self-published first edition is considered one of the most successful self-published books in history, and his manual remains the definitive guide for VW owners.

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive


 

 

 

 
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