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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was wondering who bought that Westy... I'm partial to VG Westy's so it was on my radar. Congrats on the purchase.

Hit me up at next OCTO for a Westfalia Mafia sticker.


Thank you and Sounds good, will do.

You will have to look it over in greater detail at OCTO as it looks better in person than the pics online from the ad.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

My bucket of Velvet,

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My OG paint Velvet Green/ Pearl White Standard before Patina was cool.....

I guess I have a thing for OG paint Velvet Green and Pearl White buses:

20 years later, I have another PW/VG bus

(I need to find another Forum Snowboard sticker and SOTO sticker for the Westy to match my old Standard)

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I was wondering who bought that Westy... I'm partial to VG Westy's so it was on my radar. Congrats on the purchase.

Hit me up at next OCTO for a Westfalia Mafia sticker.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My OG paint Velvet Green/ Pearl White Standard before Patina was cool.....

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I guess I have a thing for OG paint Velvet Green and Pearl White buses:

20 years later, I have another PW/VG bus

(I need to find another Forum Snowboard sticker and SOTO sticker for the Westy to match my old Standard)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

Brian does great work (and is great guy).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

Buh-bye '70s abominations! Just got the bus back from Brian Washburn in Orange, CA. He repaired the fender flares and 8-track dash cutout for me, and it looks amazing! See my earlier post in this thread for the before view of the wheel wells.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

Full OG interior out of a survivor 65 VG. I have no idea why someone would rip the interior out of a survivor in 2020.

But might help someone here (if they have the $$$$$$$$)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:19 am    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

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When you swimming in CA without a wetsuit, the cops think itís a suicide.

The big line of cops on Carlsbad beach waited for me to walk up, the one said ď youíre from the north East, arenít you?Ē

Guilty. 60f water is summer for us
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouragement everyone, Iíll keep at it and post progress along the way!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

yes, keep going. I have a dove blue bus that I fully stripped. It had some bare spots primer etc. I just bought some matched paint and blended it. really happy with it and I think you will be too
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

Strip it. Youíll be glad you did, even if you have to blend half of it after repairs.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

^^^ I would say go for it- who doesn't prefer og paint over krylon?- if you want to hedge your bet on how much og paint/metal is under that respray take a look from the inside of the bus as rocker work welding is hard to disguise on a kombi given that they originally never came with any interior panels back there..
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

I picked up this '66 Kombi last summer. It's Velvet Green underneath what I think is basically Krylon green spray paint (came with a spare can from the PO). Inspired by a paint restoration thread, we got some graffiti remover and went at trying to strip off the top layer and (hopefully) reveal beautiful OG velvet green underneath. The graffiti remover + elbow grease works pretty well as you can see in the before and after comparison. But hoo boy, the lower portion of the side panel is just ruined - primer, bondo, maybe both? Whatever it is, there's no velvet green there to speak of.

Now I'm undecided whether to continue this paint stripping or not. It's a shit ton of work - people on that other thread have spent hundreds of hours to get at OG paint. And I'm down for that, if it will ultimately be worth it. But with the OG paint being so ruined at this point, is it worth it? I honestly have no idea, I'd love to get some opinions on this! This is my first bus and I'm definitely needing advice on what's worth spending time and money on.

Also note the fender flares at the rear wheels - cut out in some sort of '70s drag racer type setup I think. I have the sheet metal and plan on getting that repaired at some point, which also makes me wonder whether it's worth doing any sort of extensive paint stripping. Would love to hear your advice!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:24 am    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:41 am    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

Working on reviving the paint on my Ď65.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

Being velvetgreen I have a soft spot for that colour. I think you made the right call- epic save to keep that bus as original as possible in spit of the crash. Looks great!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:14 am    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

It was a good smash for sure! Bumper tip was touching the frame rail. Driver side floor and seat pedestal were wadded up and dogleg was twisted. I removed all that and pushed the nose out until the perfectly matched replacement door fit well. Welded in a complete new floor and seat pedestal. Somehow the original dogleg popped back into shape easily so I reused it. Wish I could've smoothed out the nose more but it would've required losing og paint.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Velvet Green thread Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
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The day I picked it up.
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Literally. Smile


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