Around noon time I drove over to the local Lowe's to pick up a few things including some more wet/dry sandpaper so I could work on the passenger door panel on the VW and get it repainted, and cross that item off my 'TO DO' list.
I was back by 1330......yeah, I know, it shouldn't take two hours to go to Lowe's and back, but it is Lowe's after all......and got to work removing the door panel so I could strip the bad paint off, sand it, and then paint it. While the paint on the passenger door was more intact than that of the driver side door, it was much easier to remove. I didn't even have to use the heat gun to remove 80% of it.....just a putty knife. For whatever reason when those door panels were painted at VW they were not prepared properly, because it appears the paint never adhered to the surface.
After all the paint removal, sanding and masking off the areas I didn't want painted, the panel was ready for application of the glossy black Rustoleum spray paint around 1530. Of course, spray painting the panel took less than 5 minutes and it was just a matter of letting it sit for 6 hours before reinstalling the panel Friday. Let's face it, neither paint job I did is factory quality, but they both pass the 'five foot' test.....they look good from 5 feet away....and they look so, so much better.