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    Lacquer cracking

    Alrighty there, another problem! Towards the end of last year I took my car in to audi to get the roof resprayed were the rails had started to rust. Had the usual 70/30 deal offered to me.
    The problem occurred this week, I cleaned my car, and noticed the lacquer had cracked were the Respray happened. Do audi keep these things on record? I very stupidly have misplaced the receipt for the spray work and want to take things up with them, for a job they quoted over £1000 for I would not expect this to be happening!
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    Soon to be done: SAI delete, Install the toyosport FMIC i have kicking about in my living room

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    Yes they will keep it on record.....give them a call and advise them of this asap.
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    hopefully i'll have the car back on the road by the end of the week so will get up there asap, cheers
    2001 1.8T Quattro Sport 89k covered ARY engine.
    Remapped at Badger 5, 213bhp - 235lb/ft torque.
    HS2K cone, FMDV008, Silicon TIP, 18" RS4 (reps), AP coilovers, Catch can, n249 bypass, Toyosport 3" Downpipe/Decat, S3 Front brakes, Polyflexed Dogbone, S3dave adjustable tie bars

    Soon to be done: SAI delete, Install the toyosport FMIC i have kicking about in my living room

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    Is it as bad as this?:



    This is my drivers A pillar and I believe it to be the original paint. Neve seen anything like it before!
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    christ! no nowhere near as bad as that, it has a small bubble in it (1.5mm x2.5mm) and a crack right down through to the paintwork which has started peeling at the edges, i also noticed on a closer look after i got home from work that loads of the lacquer has started peeling around the rail itself in the roof gutter, definitely going to kick up stink, the paint hasn't even been on the car for a year.
    2001 1.8T Quattro Sport 89k covered ARY engine.
    Remapped at Badger 5, 213bhp - 235lb/ft torque.
    HS2K cone, FMDV008, Silicon TIP, 18" RS4 (reps), AP coilovers, Catch can, n249 bypass, Toyosport 3" Downpipe/Decat, S3 Front brakes, Polyflexed Dogbone, S3dave adjustable tie bars

    Soon to be done: SAI delete, Install the toyosport FMIC i have kicking about in my living room

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Neve seen anything like it before!
    My rocker cover looks like this

    I like to refer to it as the crackle paint effect

    Pretty scene so I hear and better than the rat look
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    18" BBS RSII with Michelin PS3s, 20mm H&R adapters, Relentless 3" DP and Sports cat, B5 V1 induction kit, cone filter+heat shield, Forge 007P, Awesome GTI SMF, AP coilovers, Facelift rear lights, Full Powerflex poly bush kit, R32 Rear ARB, SAI delete, N249 by-pass, Upgraded Engine mounts with Polytek, Stage 1 CC at Badger 5.

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    holy hell Westy! Looks like a spiders web

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrelofdoom View Post
    holy hell Westy! Looks like a spiders web
    It's slowly spreading up the pillar too. It's like when you break toughened glass!

    My car needs some serious bodywork!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    It's slowly spreading up the pillar too. It's like when you break toughened glass!

    My car needs some serious bodywork!
    looking at your stats 0-60 in 4.8 secs.....your shaking the paint to bits.
    02 plate - 2002 - 225bhp - S3 - Ming Blue - completely standard - nuff said, OK there's a centre armrest, sunroof, BOSE speakers & black leather recaros, oh and the non OE chrome pack !

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    bodywork on cars is the bane of my life (and my wallet). i'm a pretty dab hand with a spanner, and a nuclear welder by trade so no problems should i need any welding on the car, completely hopeless when it comes to paintwork though, i can't even get a half good finish with a rattle can
    2001 1.8T Quattro Sport 89k covered ARY engine.
    Remapped at Badger 5, 213bhp - 235lb/ft torque.
    HS2K cone, FMDV008, Silicon TIP, 18" RS4 (reps), AP coilovers, Catch can, n249 bypass, Toyosport 3" Downpipe/Decat, S3 Front brakes, Polyflexed Dogbone, S3dave adjustable tie bars

    Soon to be done: SAI delete, Install the toyosport FMIC i have kicking about in my living room

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    Found the cause of the issue!!!





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    What is that? Is that wen you had the windscreen replaced? Did you get all new seals aswell?

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    Just ha new screen and new seals. That A pillar is rotten as Fook!
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