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Finally got the chance to post pics of the droop and IC fix done earlier this month on a day when it wasn't raining here in Happy Valley! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The before shot shows the flaking paint on the IC and the dreaded droop.<br><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3501/3769231326_377175d023_o.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>I found a mess of leaves and twigs behind the IC. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2546/3768432249_1ffc8e2292_o.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Cleaned up, repainted and reinstalled IC.<br><IMG SRC="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2545/3769231870_8443c94c94_o.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>All buttoned up and looking much better. Too bad it's not a Phuzzy! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3598/3769257884_8bcb2396a0_o.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: IC Repair (SteveP)

What did you do to fix your bumper sag? I need to fix mine badly.
 

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Re: IC Repair (cuseR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cuseR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What did you do to fix your bumper sag? I need to fix mine badly.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><B>SEARCH</B><br>I started a thread a couple of weeks ago showing two different ways to fix this
 

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Re: IC Repair (JRL)

You did?<p>Aluminum "L" bracket from a local hardware store - clamp it up and bolt it onto the bumper with some SS nuts/bolts/washers.
 

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Re: IC Repair (SteveP)

when you say repaint, do you mean the black fins or the whole thing?<p>Also, does it really work like a catch can? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>how much oil was in there?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><B>SEARCH</B><br>I started a thread a couple of weeks ago showing two different ways to fix this</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have SEARCHED I was just wondering which way HE used to fix his. And if you remember correctly YOU were too lazy to type out the how to of how you did it.<p>Honestly though, why would you care if I asked him how he fixed it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: IC Repair (FEO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FEO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">when you say repaint, do you mean the black fins or the whole thing?<p>Also, does it really work like a catch can? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>how much oil was in there?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good question on painting the IC, has anyone done that? My car is black & my IC is aluminum, it does not look terrible, but would look better if IC was not so obvious. <p>I imagine some heat transfer efficency would be lost if the IC is painted but does any one have any idea how much? What would I use, just regular semi black spray paint, (after a thourough masking of course) I don't think heat would be an issue<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by jstro at 4:52 PM 7-29-2009</i>
 

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Re: IC Repair (jstro)

Eastwood sells an aerosol can of radiator paint that is satin black and designed to xfer heat well in radiator apps. Thats what im planning to use on mine...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cuseR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I have SEARCHED I was just wondering which way HE used to fix his. And if you remember correctly YOU were too lazy to type out the how to of how you did it.<p>Honestly though, why would you care if I asked him how he fixed it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>lulz. <p>Jim you are a "to the point guy"! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rgrove</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Eastwood sells an aerosol can of radiator paint that is satin black and designed to xfer heat well in radiator apps. Thats what im planning to use on mine...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for the info, I will look into that
 

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Linky:<p><A HREF="http://www.eastwood.com/ew-radiator-black-12oz-satin-finish.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.eastwood.com/ew-rad....html</A><p>You can get it in gloss or sating finish apparently
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FEO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">when you say repaint, do you mean the black fins or the whole thing?<p>Also, does it really work like a catch can? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>how much oil was in there?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I took all of the paint off the front of the IC, then masked the fins and painted the rest with flat black high-heat paint.<p>There was a little oil in the hoses.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Aluminum "L" bracket from a local hardware store - clamp it up and bolt it onto the bumper with some SS nuts/bolts/washers.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep -- except that I used a straight aluminum bar. Same result, though.
 
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