VW Scandal…

Nah, not the recent diesel palaver.. (great word, and possibly the very first time i’ve used palaver in a typed sentence)

Anyway.. The only scandal here is the fact that one man can keep hunting out these rare beasts, and getting us to change them from patchy dull embarrassments, to something that wouldn’t look out of place camping in the grounds of Windsor Castle.


This latest challenge set by what is fast becoming quite a unique customer, was another VW T25 1989 Karmann Camper.  This is the 2nd job to the Karmann Syncro blog below, and they make quite a pair.  This one however wasn’t initially as good as the Syncro we did, and this one was plagued with all the standard industry issues, from dull paintwork, deep surface scratches, hazy swirled acrylic windows, and several rather suspect patches of paintwork.  Again we were faced with the original paint that’s as thin and as delicate as it gets, and again the owner wanted it to stay as original as possible.  Hours of very gingerly machine polishing, masking, de-masking, finishing, and detailing, and what we were left with was something rather respectable if I do say so myself.  We not only managed to bring all the paint back to it’s original shine, but we managed to blend all the patches of paintwork back into this matching finish.  This coupled with restoring the damaged windows back to a crystal clear finish, only complimented the whole job.


Pictures don’t always show a true representation of something in the flesh, but these pictures actually do.  This latest job turned out a far bigger transformation than the job below, simply because it looked so tired to start with.

Finally, this job was special to myself and my colleague Lee, because it was the final job we did in our work Vivaro, after 2 years and 90,000 miles.  Oh and now the Vauxhall has finally gone, we’ve replaced her with what…. ?

A VW of course…