Can someone tell me if the fender beed is painted same as the bug or is it just left black as is. I have never had a bug that wasn't painted before me.
I have always seen black unless someone painted it when they repainted the car.
The rule of thumb is never paint over fender beading. It should be removed along with bumpers, lights door handles etc to do the job right. If you ever have to replace a fender and the beading is adhered to the body with paint it may splinter and crack the body paint when removed.
That is an interesting idea. It would not dry out as fast either.
Thanks everyone. I will leave the beading black. I'm replacing fenders and beading and didn't know what was the right way. This forum has helped me a lot and always get good advise. The pic is how the old girl,Elsie, looked when I picked her up last fall. Have got many new body parts going on. Hope to have up dated ones soon. A lot of hours but worth every minute.
Hi guys,I know I'm replying kind of late but I'm new and wanted to give my two cents. I just recently purchased a 71 Super Convertible. It is painted gloss black with a red and black interior. The fender beading is also red which, in my opinion, really pops. You can kind of see it in my avatar.
If you want that extra something and not going all original, try a beading that will compliment your color scheme. JC Whitney has a lot of different colors including chrome.
I had JCwhitney blue beading on my car for a few years, but replaced it with better quality blue ones from Wolfsburg West. They have black, white, beige, turquoise, blue, and red, but not all in stock at the moment. My interior is blue so I wanted it to match. Looks really good. It's a subtle custom touch that makes your ride stand out amongst the clones.VWParts.net currently has white, red, and blue in stock.
I have seen chrome beading in the past, but can't find any now.
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